Jim Corbett


Born
in Nainital, India
July 25, 1875

Died
April 19, 1955

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Edward James "Jim" Corbett was a British hunter, turned conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eaters in India.

Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were harassing people in the nearby villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon region. His hunting successes earned him a long-held respect and fame amongst the people residing in the villages of Kumaon. Some even claim that he was considered to be a sadhu (saint) by the locals.

Corbett was an avid photographer and after his retirement, authored the Man-Eaters of Kumaon
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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

4.29 avg rating — 4,303 ratings — published 1944 — 62 editions
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The Man-Eating Leopard of R...

4.40 avg rating — 1,777 ratings — published 1947 — 6 editions
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The Temple Tiger and More M...

4.39 avg rating — 1,004 ratings — published 1954 — 12 editions
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The Jim Corbett Omnibus.

4.52 avg rating — 751 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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My India

4.34 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 1952 — 20 editions
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Jungle Lore

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4.25 avg rating — 480 ratings — published 1953 — 10 editions
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The Second Jim Corbett Omni...

4.55 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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The Jim Corbett Omnibus, Vo...

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4.69 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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Tree Tops

3.88 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

4.45 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1991
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“Tigers, except when wounded or when man-eaters, are on the whole very good-tempered...Occassionally a tiger will object to too close an approach to its cubs or to a kill that it is guarding. The objection invariably takes the form of growling, and if this does not prove effective itis followed by short rushes accompanied by terrifying roars. If these warnings are disregarded, the blame for any injury inflicted rests entirely with the intruder"- Jim Corbett”
Jim Corbett

“The book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end. Open this book where you will, and at any period of your life, and if you have the desire to acquire knowledge you will find it of intense interest, and no matter how long or how intently you study the pages, your interest will not flag, for in nature there is no finality.”
Jim Corbett

“Those who have never seen a leopard under favourable conditions in his natural surroundings can have no conception of the grace of movement, and beauty of colouring, of this the most gracefuL and the most beautiful of all animales in our Indian jungles.”
Jim Corbett, Man-Eaters of Kumaon