The Champawat Tiger and Other Man Eaters Of Kumaon
February 25, 2010 2:00 PM Subscribe
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Jim Corbett's Man Eaters Of Kumaon
(1944) is a collection of true stories about the hunt for man-eating tigers and leopards in India. One of Corbett's most notable kills, the Champawat Tiger, was alleged to have killed some 436 people in Nepal and India. Similarly, the Leopard of Panar possibly killed some 400 people in northern India before she was hunted down herself.
A contemporary review
of the book, in quite contemporary fashion, noted of Corbett: "Admiring the courage and spirit of tigers, he deplores their bad habits, but insists they kill only to eat, are rarely 'bloodthirsty' or 'cruel.'
(Old AskMetafilter comments about the book: 1, 2)