Author: Jim Corbett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 019562968X
Jim Corbett’s riveting accounts of shikar in the Himalayan foothills have kept generations of readers enthralled. The Second Jim Corbett Omnibus includes three Corbett classics reflecting his experiences with the people and the environment.
Focusing on some of the people who made up Corbett’s poignant rural world, the stories in My India are marked by deep sympathy and concern for village India’s life, traditions, and folklore. Jungle Lore – revealing Corbett’s enduring love affair with the people, jungle, and animals of the Kumaon hills – is the closest he ever came to writing an autobiography. The last book by Jim Corbett, and the only one not set in India, Tree Tops revolves around Princess Elizabeth’s visit to Treetops in Kenya.
Dramatic yet reflective, Corbett’s writings are coloured by his deep concern and sympathy for the natural world as well as the local people and their traditions and customs. This vividly illustrated collection will appeal equally to Corbett lovers and to those concerned with the environment and wildlife.
‘[My India] is [about] the India that Jim Corbett loved, the India that he explored, the India that he experienced.’
- The Independent
‘…[Jungle Lore] is a delight, with its descriptions in minute and often credible detail of the way of birds, reptiles and animals, and how to observe and interpret the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle. …We may be thankful to [Corbett] for sharing a little of it with us, and for allowing us to accompany him on his expeditions. …’
- Janet Rizvi, The Indian Express
‘[Tree Tops displays] Corbett’s tremendous narrative skill when describing the wild life they [Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh, and Corbett] saw and the behavior of both the animals and birds and the royal couple on the occasion.’
- Amita Malik on All India Radio
The Queen of the Village
The Law of the Jungles
Sultana: India’s Robin Hood
Life at Mokameh ghat
Chapter One to Twelve