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May 24, Messages: The natural flow of the story, the incidents of the eahers eater and the methods used to gun him down was excellent.

Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

It cited the rise in wild boar population from 32, in to over 50, now. Even cyanide poisoning doesn’t work because he smells it and eats the non-poisoned part of the bait. Neighbours say the leopard took her away in early evening. Corbett he can also be called Colonel Corbett as he was a colonel in British Indian Army says that he knows of several kills that happened while he was there that aren’t counted in the official tole.

Jan 20, Rohan rated it really liked it. Apr 20, Prabhat rated it really liked it. An excellent adventure book!

Leopard of Rudraprayag – Wikipedia

A study calculated 60 leopard attacks annually on an average between and in the state. He did not think of the leopard as an enemy but only as an opponent. I had been meaning to read this book for years, having been recommended it by friends, and more so after making a few trips myself to the forests of Central India.

Aug 18, Ayushi rated it it was amazing.

All these, combined with the natural stealth and prowess of a leopard made it strike terror in a large geographical area, which made it take a toll on a huge number of human lives which no other cat had ever managed, and impose an undeclared night time curfew rudrapraywg over years together.

Oklahoma, USA Member of: May 7, Messages: The book is fabulous and is a quick read.

He risked his life so many times to save those rudraprayaga area people from man eating leopard. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat See all 71 reviews. Jun 08, Ridhika Khanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Corbett was an avid photographer and after his retirement, authored the Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Etaers, and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed much critical acclaim and commercial success.


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Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were harassing people in the nearby villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon region.

When the animals are too sick or compromised to hunt their normal prey, and thus turn to hunting humans, who are much easier to hunt and kill than wild game. Located amidst terraced fields and hills, it has only a few trappings of modernity, including cellphones, TV antennae and, recently, toilets. Canterbury, New Zealand Hunted: Jim Corbett provides minutest details about his adventure here which also tells about Garhwal of ‘s and this narration often makes adventurers of today seem small.

Edit Storyline Set in Colonial India in this is an adaptation of Jim Corbett’s hunt for the most notorious man-eating leopard of all time. A man eater Leopard that struck terror and fear in the minds of inhabitants from Rudraprayag a pilgrimage destination in the Garwhal region of Uttarakhand for long 8 years fromand killed more than people as per government count, Corbett’s assumed number is good as double The Leopard that struck a terror so terrible that not a single person would be seen out of his house after sunset in whole of Rudraprayag for more than 8 years.

Corbett’s humility even after relieving Kumaon of its dread, can be seen in his comment about a fan coming to visit him years later: His hunting successes earned him a long-held respect and fame amongst the people residing in the villages of Kumaon. This is the 1st book i have read of Jim Corbett and he was a great writer indeed.


Till the last chapter, I had a doubt whether Corbett will be able to kill him or not. Brushing away questions on Corbett, village pradhan Deveshver Negi 25 is more keen to talk about their depleting water source.

The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag by Jim Corbett

If one loves wildlife, they cannot miss the books of Jim Corbett. This book is one of those few books which you don’t want to end since you enjoy the reading but still want to know the end. May 18, Rashik rated it it was amazing. Other studies in rudrprayag state have shown that translocation of leopards can, in fact, increase attacks.

The Forest Department suspects that a single man-eating leopard is operating in the area — although residents disagree. My all time favorite book!

The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Thia book gives you the chills, when you realise all that you read has happened to someone for real. For everyone Not just a spellbinding tale of disappointments, depression, failures and then triumphant end of man eating leopard hunt; Also a true to the core description of people, culture and natural beauty of Indian province long before the touch of modern era.

As I write this now after just having put the book down, I can assert that this is one heck of a story, narrated in a manner that is hugely engaging — This is simply among the best books to be found anywhere.

It’s a strange feeling when walking alone on a narrow path Return to Book Page.

Corbett’s notes revealed that this leopard, an overgrown elderly male, was in fine condition except for a few healed injuries sustained from hunters after it had become a man-eater. It will pick up. Units of Gurkha soldiers and British soldiers were sent to track it but eudraprayag.