My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett – Book Review

by Book Worm on June 19, 2012

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett – Book Summary

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim CorbettWhile growing up in a boarding school in Nainital, one of the first names I learnt was that of Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter turned conservationist, author and naturalist. I read Corbett’s, Man-eaters of Kumaon, way back when I was still learning to spell man-eaters!

His books and details of his life, while ridding the Kumaon region of the terror of various beasts, was always a source of inspiration and information. So after all these years, when I found out that the legendary man’s new book, My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett, was out; I simply had to get my hands on it.

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett essentially is a chronicle of his entire life and contains the history mentioned in his previous books (Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and My India) along with some rare photographs and his personal drawings. It also contains his unpublished writings and personal letters and articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries along with exchanges between his publisher and himself with a special Black and White photo section.

However, to totally appreciate My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett, I would recommend that you familiarize yourself to the legend of Jim Corbett by reading Man-eaters of Kumaon and The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag.

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett – Book Excerpt

Below is a short excerpt of the book:

“Hunter, naturalist, and conservationist, Jim Corbett is famous for slaying man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon region of northern India. Frequently appealed to by the government of the United Provinces during the 1920s and the 1930s for help, Corbett is known to have shot nineteen tigers and fourteen leopards – all man-eaters. Corbett was encouraged to write about his hunting experiences by Roy E. Hawkins, manager of the Indian Branch of the Oxford University Press and a personal friend.

An integral part of OUP India’s centenary celebrations, My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett includes Corbett’s unpublished writings on man-eaters, nature, and his beloved Kumaon, personal letters, articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries, and letters exchanged between Corbett and his publisher showcasing the development of his bestselling books – all from the archives of the Oxford University Press. It highlights Corbett’s engagement with the times in which he lived, his complete empathy with the people of Kumaon, his great understanding of tigers and leopards, and also the gradual development of his ideas about conservation and the need to preserve the tiger and its habitat.

Chronicling the history of his bestselling books (Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and My India) and supported by rare photographs and evocative line drawings, My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett reflects the evolution of his writing as well as his long relationship with the Press.”

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett is written in a simple manner that everyone can relate to and contains Corbett’s previously unpublished writings and personal letters and articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries.

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett – Release Date

The book, My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett, has already been released in the market in June, 2012 and can now be ordered through different bookstores.

However, I would suggest purchasing this book via one of the online bookstores since they offer good discounts along with the option of Free Shipping!

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett – Praise for the Book

Despite having read many previous Corbett books, this one’s totally different as it contain some previously unknown facts and information about the great man and in my personal opinion, My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett, is a great read overall. It’s already being praised in various online forums and this is what some of the readers have to say about Jim Corbett’s latest book:

“Observant readers will love the little stories within the stories…”

“My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett…A beautiful book that gives insight to the man Jim Corbett was”

“…Hitherto unknown write ups of Jim Corbett. Contains rare photographs and write ups!”

“Some rare photographs and good pricing make My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett a must have”

“It is very interesting to go through this book as it explains all the various instances or experiences of Mr. Corbett”

Click Here to read more such positive reviews on this new book by Jim Corbett

My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett – Price and Best Place to Buy

Buy My Kumaon - Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett from FlipkartThis great and highly informative book by Jim Corbett has already been released in the market and you can easily order your copy of this book from Flipkart which is offering a really nice 25% Discount on this book.

The MRP of this book is INR 225 but thanks to the nice discount that Flipkart is offering, you can buy this book at a special price of INR 169.

In my personal opinion, Flipkart is the best place to buy all kinds of books because of the great discounts as well as their excellent delivery and overall service so I would suggest that you buy this book, My Kumaon: Uncollected Writings by Jim Corbett, from them.

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