Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating big cats, and, above all, a crack shot. Brought up on a hill-station in northwest India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter. Corbett was also an author of great renown. His books on the man-eating tigers are not only established classics, but they have, by themselves, created almost a separate literary genre. Jim Corbett wrote six books detailing, in these breath-stopping pages, his hunts after man-eating tigers and leopards in India in the early part of the twentieth century.
A thrilling narrative of a leopard that spread terror through five hundred square miles of the hills of the United Provinces, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag also takes a detailed look at life in the Garhwal region of India. Apart from Corbett’s hair-raising pursuit of the leopard for almost a year, the book talks about the superstitions prevalent in the region, the beauty of the landscape, what turns a leopard into a man-eater and many other, often surprising facts and anecdotes, all told in Corbett’s inimitable style.
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