My Kumaon  -  Uncollected Writings

My Kumaon - Uncollected Writings

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Author: Jim Corbett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 142
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780198082897


This is vintage Jim Corbett from the press archives: from writings on man-eaters, nature, and his beloved Kumaon, personal letters, and articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries to letters exchanged between Corbett and his publisher showcasing the development of his bestselling books.

Together they reflect Corbett’s Complete empathy with the people of Kumaon, his great Understanding of wildlife, and his deep thinking on conservation and the need to project the tiger and its future.

Including evocative line drawings and with a place section devoted to rare archival photographs, this book will appeal to all admirers of Jim Corbett, the man and the writer.


Photographs (Between pp. 44 and 45)
Publisher's Note
Preface: 'How I Came to Write ...

A Life Well Lived: An Introduction to Jim Corbett by Lord Hailey

Section One: The Unpublished Corbett - The Night Jar's Egg

1. 'One of Us'
2. From My Jungle Camp
3. The Rudraprayag Letters
4. Corbett on The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
5. The Making of Corbett's My India: Correspondence with his Editors
6. 'Shooting' Tigers: Corbett and the Camera
7. Wildlife in the Village: An Environmental Appeal
8. An Englishman in India
9. Life in Kenya

Section Two: Corbett and His Audience - 'The Artlessness of his Art'

10. The Man Revealed: Corbett in his Writings
11. The Universal Appeal of Jim Corbett: Letters and Reviews
12. Deliverance for Rudraprayag: Reactions to the Slaying of the Man-eating Leopard by Corbett
13. Corbett's Influence: Man-Eaters of Kumaon and the Chhindwara Court Case