My India – Jim Corbett (1952) (1st ed)

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My India – Jim Corbett (1952) (1st ed)

S$32.00

Title: My India

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1952. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover. Ex-library book with all usual library markings. Fair. Slight fraying to spine. Text unmarked, binding tight. 163pp., app 8″x5″.

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About the book (from Goodreads):

A memoir of life among the poor in India, by famed conservationist and hunter of man-eaters, Jim Corbett.

About Jim Corbett (from Wikipedia):

Edward James Corbett CIE VD (25 July 1875 – 19 April 1955) was a British hunter, tracker, naturalist, and author who hunted a number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. He held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the Government of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were preying on people in the nearby villages of the Kumaon-Garhwal Regions.

He authored Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore, and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success. He became an avid photographer and spoke out for the need to protect India’s wildlife from extermination.

During his life Corbett tracked and shot a number of leopards and Tigers; about a dozen were well documented Man-eaters. Corbett provided estimates of human casualties in his books, including Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and The Temple Tiger, and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon. Calculating the totals from these accounts, these big cats had killed more than 1,200 men, women, and children, according to Corbett. There are some discrepancies in the official human death tolls that the British and Indian governments have on record and Corbett’s estimates.