Book Review: ‘The Temple Tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Book Review: ‘The Temple Tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 9788129141859 Price: 140 INR Pages: 128 Where ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon‘ ended, started the journey of ‘The Temple Tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett. If ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon‘ made Jim Corbett the most well-known wildlife specialist, naturalist and author in the country,...
Book Review: ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Book Review: ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon’ by Jim Corbett

Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 9788129140364 Price: 140 INR Pages: 170 ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon‘ is undoubtedly the best book written by the revered tracker-turned-environmentalist, author and naturalist Jim Corbett. Jim Corbett is famous for his hunting of man-eating tigers and leopards in different places in the mountainous terrains of...
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Publisher: Rupa Publications Language: English ISBN: 9788129137272 Price: 395 INR Pages: 291 “Badri, chief miner of the Kuru empire and a soldier with a dark past, has given up the glamorous life of a Kshatriya and lives like an ordinary citizen, hiding in the intricate mesh of tunnels he has created for the protection of...
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