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This review is from: The Jim Corbett Omnibus: Man-eaters of Kumaon; The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag; The Temple Tiger and More Man-eaters of Kumaon (Hardcover)
I first read Man Eaters of Kumaun in 1958, then a school boy. Jim Corbett's narration is such that I could visualise in my imagination the actual events taking place, as if watching actual event and not reading the account. At times it was so terrifying that I dared not get out of bed to go to toilet, else the man eater would pounce on me from round the corner !! Only other time I experienced this was when reading Bram Stoker's Dracula. Since then I have read all his books many times over, last time being in Masai Mara, Kenya in August 2009.Each time I read them, they appear as if I am reading first time.I have visited Corbett Tiger Reserve and Jim Corbett's home in Kala Dhungi too. And of course, I indulged in Mahsheer fishing in his Ramganga River. It is only when loitering in Corbett country that I realized the enormity of his task, dangers he faced and courage he showed. His home is preserved as a museum. Even today he is respected locally. I know of no other Englishmen who command so much love, affection and given honour in India. He was an accomplished hunter, a pioneer conservationist and a good human being. Not only a town has been named after him, but also roads,streets, walks, hotels, restaurants, tea houses, phamacies, bakery, hair dressing saloon and veriety of shops. I am going to replace my paperback edition with these two omnibus hardback editions.
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