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Man-eaters of Kumaon Summary
Jim Corbett (hunter)

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Man-eaters of Kumaon Summary

Plot Summary

The Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the story of Colonel (then Major) Edward James Corbett (1875-1955), who is a famous soldier in the British Indian Army, and an excellent hunter and conservationist. Corbett's greatest claim to fame is keeping the Kumaon area of India safe from man-eating tigers. Corbett notes in his introduction to the book that tigers do not naturally eat human flesh. Instead, they only begin to eat humans through some accident, usually through a wound from a hunter, or an inability to catch their own game, such as broken teeth from old age. It is Corbett's job to hunt the tigers down, which is often a very difficult task. It involves not only risking his life, but of putting himself through grueling conditions, such as making platforms in trees known as machans and keeping watch alone with his shotgun for sometimes twelve and even eighteen hours...

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