This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Major Jim Corbett - This character is the author and main character of Man-Eaters of Kumaon. He is well known for his excellent hunting skills particularly with respect to killing dozens of man-eating tigers and leopards in Northern India. He is a man of the hunt and receives a thrill from killing animals, but he only shoots the wrong animal on one occasion and deeply regrets it. Furthermore, he hates to shoot tigers in their sleep because he respects them enough to give them a sporting chance. Finally, he is a...
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