Man-eaters of Kumaon Setting & Symbolism

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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Causes of Man-Eating

Tigers often become man-eaters after sustaining wounds or physical wear that makes them unable to successfully hunt their natural prey.

Pug Marks

Tiger tracks that Corbett uses for tracking.

Machans

Tree platforms Corbett builds to scout for tigers or wait to shoot them.

Vigils

Corbett would often engage in overnight "vigils" to watch for the man-eaters.

Buffaloes

Corbett would often use Indian buffalo to lure man-eaters into a line of sight or to get them to drag buffaloes away to create "drag" marks that enable better tracking.

Bungalows

A sort of one story house created in India; Corbett often stayed in local bungalows when he was on the hunt.

Rifles

Corbett often discusses the rifles he uses to hunt man-eaters; he prefers his 450/400 rifle.

Cooee

Animal calls made from bushes.

Sahib

A salutation for "Sir" or a Britishman.

Shikari

Hunter's guides in Kumaon.

Kumaon

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