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Anonymous 19-07-2014

I come from the central highlands of Sri Lanka, My uncle when I was a small boy always read the stories of Jim Corbett for me to fall asleep. I always needed a story to sleep to. The jungle was right next to our house and I could hear wild boar and other animals just out side the window at night while listening to the great adventures of Col Jim. Unforgettable and precious memories of a simpler time.

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n k srivastav 14-02-2013

in 1964 i joined Indian navy as navy boy .i being matriculate from Hindi school was extremely poor to read or write English. one of our instructor Lt mishra asked what iliked best i replied , sir shikar. next day he gave me the book maneaters of kumaun. with the help of dictnory i must have read the book 10 times. that was my begaining of learning english language. the 2nd book was My India purchased from footpath for just Rs2 only. susequently i purchased all his books when ever i could olso i loved his short auto biography Carpet sahib by martin booth.very recently i got his last book tree tops and liked it as usual. after 33years of defence services i retired as Lt Col from Indian Army. my defence carrierwas given a direction and motive and the credit goes to Man Eaters of Kumaun as well as My India with out these books i could not have achived what i acived otherwise. even today he is my hero. i still read his books and every time i enjoy a neww thrill and pleasur. his books has inculcated in me not only love nature but as well wilde life. my humble gratitude to him for making my life so rich and plasurable.

Dennis M. Finch 02-01-2013

I first read "Man Eatersof Kumoan in 1970 and have continued reading it and several of his other books. Sometimes I can see the tiger hanging on the tree before it fell.

Anonymous 30-12-2012

I have lived both in India and Kenya and have been an admirer of Jim corbett since early childhood ..in the 80s I spent my winters often exploring Kumaon ,and found the spirit of jim .. as i have become older I have started to see jim as an example .as a human being ...and like great men everywhere an inspiration on how to live with dignity ..as we pass through this life humility courage kindness charity ,sense of humor Jim had it all . as a man from a humble background with humble work in indian railways he made duty a devotion . I really feel he is one of the worlds greats .made greater by the fact he would never accept the honors I pour on his memory .in a time when conservation is an obvious need. its important to understand how modern was jims desire for it then with no examples to follow he was the first of a kind .also in a harsher time of power broking . how modern was his respect for less fortunate souls ,almost the political sensitivity of the 21 century .he really deserved the famous accolade 'big heart,ed gentleman' himself

a.roy Choudhury 06-12-2012

I was born in the year The Great Jim Corbrt passed into heavenly abode, i do not even remember how I came to know of him or his renowned book "The Man-Eaters of Kumaon" but having read it while in school I have read it thereafter several times & even now I am reading it. The more I read the more I admire thecourage and selfless dedication of a simple man who risked his own life to aleviate the sufferings of poor hill folks from scourge of dreaded man eating tigers and leopards. He was a great naturalist also as is evident from his writings. He was truely a great human being.

Penny Andersen 19-11-2012

I lived in Naini Tal as a child and met Jim Corbett who was a friend of my parents and grandparents. He left for Africa in 1947 and soon after, we left to live in Australia.

Ray Tuffin 09-10-2012

I have no memory of my uncle but have heard and read so much, he would have been a great man to meet. I am very proud to be part of his family

Anna McDougald. 20-09-2012

I just finished re-reading "My India"...an amazing book! Corbett introduces us to the "Locals" with whom he had personal dealings: characters like Kunwar Singh the Poacher (who taught the young Corbett how to shinny up trees in an emergency), Mothi the Tenant Farmer, Lalajee the ruined Merchant, Sultana the Bandit Chief, and many, many others. It's obvious that the reverence in which Jim Corbett is still held does not simply pay tribute to his shooting skills, but to his affection for, and generosity toward, the Poor and Unfortunate of Northern India regardless of their Creed or Caste.

I was a fan of the great hunter (A Legend) Col. Jim Corbett. If fact I believe he was not just a man, but a symbol of Courage, Kindness and Affection. He suffers a lot of disasters just for saving human live from Men Eater Tigers. I salute to him and prey that he may shower peace to his soul. Aamen

Arun Lakshmanan 20-08-2012

His books and construction of sentences are flawless - the stories are true and to perfection. His love for the poor people around him, his love for the tigers he hunted, his love for the country he left on India's independence - his house at Kaladhungi must have called him so many times in his dreams..

Dr Carolyn Heising 15-08-2012

Reading the book Maneaters of Kumaon after recently returning from India and that area has me appreciating the incredible feats of heroism of Colonel Corbett during his times. He is nothing short of a great hero.

Dr Carolyn Heising 15-08-2012

Reading Colonel Corbett's book on the maneaters of Kumaon has introduced me to the huge debt so many have for his ontold bravery and utter courage in tracking down and eliminating the terrible menace of maneating predators. Undoubtedly he has saved-- and avenged-- many lives. I have recently returned from the Kumaon, and will return again, this time with tribute in mind to this great hero.

Stuart Thorpe 13-08-2012

I bought a copy of Man-Eaters of Kumaon for 25 cents at the Ailsa Craig ON, Canada library sale about 20 years ago. Copyright is 1946 Oxford University Press, New York, Inc. It remains one of the most riveting reads; ranking up there with Tolkien's LOTR for re-reading pleasure. I have lent this book to many friends and family over the years, and all without exception have read the book cover to cover in one or two sittings. My father-in-law is particularly fond of this book as he reads it every year when he comes to visit. He himself has published a book regarding his 3 years in the Canadian high arctic at Grise Fiord with the RCMP during the early 1950s. Although the Canadian and Indian environments are extreme opposites, the writing styles and content are similar enough that I imagine both men would have enjoyed discussing their experiences over a drink. I hope some day to find a copy Mr. Corbett's limited red leather bound collected works to read to my own grandchildren.

Ripon 09-07-2012

I read almost all his hunting stories about 20 years ago. Such a great man who dedicated his life in saving others without caring about his own risk. I salute the Colonel.

Preeti 07-07-2012

I saw a documentary on discovery channel about Jim corbett and soon after that i was inclined to know more about him and his hunting tales.The first book I rad was "Man Eaters of Kumaon",which I finished reading in just 2 days nd was hungry to read more.So I ordered his most gripping tale of leaopard hunting "Man eating leaopard of rudraprayag".I think its one of the best hunting tales I have ever read.Then to satiate my hunger for more i bought More man eaters of kumaon.And i must confess I have read and re read all these books so many times nd still never get bored.His minute deatils of each nd evry encounter he had with man eaters nd his love for nature was phenomenal.I have always been fascinated by tigers,and thanks to jim caorbett,I know a lot about them now.

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Luca 05-05-2012

I first came across Jim Corbett in my teens, through a worn out copy of the man-eating leopard of Rudraprayag (the only book translated in Italian). Imagine my joy when almost 20 years later, and an acquired proficiency in English, I discovered his Omnibus, who has since been a close companion of mine through all walks of like. A man of incredible courage, integrity and humility, who had within himself the gift of sensing the deepest meaning at the core of the bond between Nature and mankind, and live by it. I hope and dream of meeting him one day in the Happy Hunting Grounds. As an aside, the BBC production on the Rudraprayag leopard is shamefully awful and twisted beyond belief, the ultimate insult to Corbett's memory and endeavours.

Kedakai Okami 08-04-2012

I first learned of Jim Corbett from a BBC documentary on Man-Eaters a few years back and was fascinated then. Just this week I've read Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon and The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. I'm an animal lover and it was great to read about how Corbett hunted his quarry. The books were educational in terms of animal behaviour and a gripping read. It was good to know that Corbett preferred to do his shooting with a camera when he could help it, and that he always held respect for the animals he hunted. That in mind, I plan to also read other works by Jim Corbett.

George DeBusk 06-03-2012

I discovered Jim Corbett's books in my early teens and have loved them ever since. His love for nature and the wildlife he - regretfully at times - pursued is clear in every page. It is also clear he had a deep and abiding love for both the land and people of India. In his later years he turned to photographing and filming tigers and other wildlife. I wonder if any of his photos or movies survive . . . I would love to see them.

Sanjeev Kohli 25-12-2011

I had heard of Jim Corbett in schooldays as this Jim Corbett national park is not far away from my home town. One day one of my friends gave a book -Man eater of Kumaon. I started reading it and after a few passage the book took me over as events were so described that it felt as if I was with Jim Corbett and everything written was happening with me. I could feel the thrill as I proceeded with minute to minute description of events. When I neared the end of the book I slowed down the speed for I did not want to finish the book. Now, having read all his books, It made me a wildlife enthusiastic and a nature lover. I would like to thank Jim Corbett for not only taking me (us) through this wonderful experiences and knowledge but also for the sparking a soft corner for these beautiful animal, nature and humanity.