Man-Eaters of Kumaon
by Jim Corbett
Editor: OUP India
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Jim Corbett is every inch a hero, something like a “sahib” Davy Crockett: expert in the jungle, fearless, in man’s pursuit to eat big cats, and especially a sniperSet up on a hill of the station, in northwest India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine years old and continued to achieve a legendary hunter reputationCorbett was also a renowned authorHis books on the man-eating tigers once he is followed are not only classical, but have themselves created almost a distinct literary genreThe Man Eaters of Kumaon is the best-known of the Corbett books, the one that offers ten fascinating and stinging spine tales of the pursuit and shooting of tigers in the Indian Himalayas during the early years of this century.The stories also offer first-hand information about the exotic flora, fauna, and village life in this dark and dangerous region of India, which makes it as interesting a travel narrative as it is exciting from a bygone era when big game hunting
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