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My Kumaon : uncollected writings

Author: Jim Corbett
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Hunter, naturalist, and conservationist, Jim Corbett is famous for slaying man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon region of northern India. Frequently appealed to by the government of the United Provinces during the 1920s and the 1930s for help, Corbett is known to have shot nineteen tigers and fourteen leopards-all man-eaters. Corbett was encouraged to write about his hunting experiences by Roy E. Hawkins,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Jim Corbett; Jim Corbett; Jim Corbett
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Corbett
ISBN: 9780198082897 0198082894
OCLC Number: 783148837
Description: xx, 142 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: PUBLISHER'S NOTE ; TIMELINE ; PREFACE: 'HOW I CAME TO WRITE ' ; A LIFE WELL LIVED: AN INTRODUCTION TO JIM CORBETT BY LORD HAILEY ; SECTION ONE: THE UNPUBLISHED CORBETT-THE NIGHT JAR'S EGG ; 'ONE OF US' ; FROM MY JUNGLE CAMP ; THE RUDRAPRAYAG LETTERS ; CORBETT ON THE MAN-EATING LEOPARD OF RUDRAPRAYAG ; THE MAKING OF CORBETT'S MY INDIA: CORRESPONDENCE WITH HIS EDITORS ; 'SHOOTING' TIGERS: CORBETT AND THE CAMERA ; WILDLIFE IN THE VILLAGE: AN ENVIRONMENTAL APPEAL ; AN ENGLISHMAN IN INDIA ; LIFE IN KENYA ; SECTION TWO: CORBETT AND HIS AUDIENCE-'THE ARTLESSNESS OF HIS ART' ; THE MAN REVEALED: CORBETT IN HIS WRITINGS ; THE UNIVERSAL APPEAL OF JIM CORBETT: LETTERS AND REVIEWS ; DELIVERANCE FOR RUDRAPRAYAG: REACTIONS TO THE SLAYING OF THE MAN-EATING LEOPARD BY CORBETT ; CORBETT'S INFLUENCE: MAN-EATERS OF KUMAON AND THE CHHINDWARA COURT CASE ; EPIGRAPH
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This collection includes Jim Corbett's unpublished writings on man-eaters, nature, and his beloved Kumaon, personal letters, articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries, and  Read more...

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