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I highly recommend this book to all nature lovers. Sep 01, Debby rated it it was amazing. Tracking on a injured man eater on foot. In a Cult of Their Own: So many of this species, so many of that, one leopard, and so on. And now, guns, spectators, and mahouts were unreservedly rejoicing that a ground owl had escaped the talons of a peregrine falcon. Advanced Search Find a Library.
Corbett, unlike what you'd expect from a big-game hunter even one known for his conservation effortsdoesn't write out gruesome details, just facts, and he approaches his subject with both compassion and a matter-of-fact attitude that makes what would be upsetting and revolting to witness not so disturbing at all. It also covered other exciting perks he gets while looking for man-eating tiger like birding and game hunting as it was legal back then. When a life must be taken, it should be done with as little suffering as possible, and as little disruption to the life that surrounds.
The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon
Sep 20, Chris Wright rated it it was amazing. Apart from the hunts, the accounts vividly describe the flora, fauna, people and local legends of the areas Corbett went to, and his experiences in them, ranging from hair-raising to rib-tickling.
Should you need to go on hunting a man-eater in the Himalayas, pick up a book by Jim Corbett, right away. A thoroughly nice read. Reviewed for the publisher Disclosure of Material Connection: Open Preview See a Problem?
For I'm still hallucinating about lurking in the jungles along with Corbett and also being wary of not giving out the spoilers, I cannot reveal much about the book s. Feb 19, Rajath B added it.
The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett recounts several man-eating tigers and leopards that he sorted out in the border area between India and Nepal in the early 20th century. Several times he endangered his own life to save the lives of other common people for whom he had a great ambition of sacrifice.
This book is gift to all Corbett Lovers and for whom nature is something of great value as was for Jim Corbett himself in those bygone days. Ultimately, though, his desire to protect the humans being preyed upon outweighs this, and he puts each animal down. No wonder Rupa publications ventured on republishing the book and thanks to them that I could add this fantabulous trio of books to my collection. These stories maintain, perhaps even supercede, the high standard of the earlier classic collection.
The best part was probably his attitude toward the animals he killed. Oct 08, Damyanti rated it it was amazing.
The Temple Tiger and More Man-eaters of Kumaon | Rupa Publications
This book is a must read for anyone interested in shikar stories. Dead or Alive by Shailendra Singh. The detailing, Corbett's love for wildlife, India and everything else is just beautifully crafted in words pf keep you engaged!