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Jim Corbett (The Hunter-Conservationist)

Jim Corbett (The Hunter-Conservationist)

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Item Code: IDK509

by Reeta Dutta Gupta

Hardcover (Edition: 2006)

Rupa Co.
ISBN 8129108933

Size: 7.1" X 7.0"
Pages: 87 (Illustrated Throughout In Color)
Weight of the Book: 345 gms
Price: $16.50   Shipping Free
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Description

From the Jacket

'Until India realizes that wildlife is an asset, the killing will go on. A country's fauna is a sacred trust, and I appeal to you not to betray your trust.'

Hunter and conservationist. Fearless and rational, as also superstitious and prone to supernatural sounds and sightings. Sometimes cruel trophy collector, yet heartbroken to see the magnificent tiger laid to rest due to a wound or old age and hence, turned a man-eater.

Jim Corbett, unlike most other Englishmen, mixed with the local people, spoke their dialects which he had picked up from the servants, and gave much to his workers and the villagers. Author of hunting classics like Maneaters of Kumaon, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, among others, Corbett was hailed as a Gora (White) Sadhu by the village people.

The book brings out the real Jim Corbett from behind the ace hunter, the man who pioneered the effort to preserve India's wildlife in the early 1930s, and whose sympathies always rested with the underdogs-the deprived, the unloved, and the repressed.

The Charitavali Series

Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.

These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.

Contents

A Cycle of Life Extraordinary4
All Good And Some Big Bad Cats24
A Gora Sadhu42
The Land of Trumpet, Roar and Song54
Out of Africa74
Chronology82
Tributes to Corbett84
Books by Jim Corbett86
Bibliography87
Acknowledgements87
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