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A worthwhile read for all ages, The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag is also an ode to the people who inhabit the hills, and the resilience with which they face the hardships that assail them. Read more Read less.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Jim Corbett of Kumaon. Rudtaprayag Man-Eaters of Tsavo: And Other East African Adventures. A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa Illustrated: Editorial Reviews Review It is unfair that Sir Jim Corbett, along with his phenomenal hunting dexterity, was fantastically skilled at writing and narrating events. I understand that Jungle and Animal related events can by themselves create a sort of affinity with the reader, but having said that, i would not like to take credit away from Sir Rudra;rayag for his gripping expression of the events that took place while he was on the trail of the Rudraprayag Man Eating Leopard.

The dudraprayag writing made everything seem so real, as if watching someone from my window.

After reading this book I concluded that his name is deserve to given one of the National Parks in India for his service to Innocent people of those days. He risked his life so many times to save those rudraprayaga area people from man eating leopard. Reading this book was amazing and it was very hard to put down. Feels just like you are actually present there with Corbett in first person.

This book is one of those few books which you don’t want to end since you enjoy the reading but still want to know the end. Jim Corbett was a renowned hunter. Product details File Size: July 1, Language: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. See all customer images. Showing of 71 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Deeply attuned to the people and the jungles of India, he brings them both alive in his writing.


This book is the story of his lengthy pursuit of a deadly and crafty leopard who claimed the lives of over humans. Great story, true, and a window into a long-gone world. Because the book itself is unfortunately quite shoddy.

At least ten pages are simply blank, mostly in the middle of the book, thank goodness, because I’ll never know what was on them. Also about a third of the line drawings are printed too faintly to be seen other than a ghosts.

Surprising for a affiliate of Oxford University Press. Someone at the publisher must have read my review. I received an email asking me to send photos of the blank pages and light drawing.

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About a week later I received a new copy of the book, this time with all the pages printed and most of the drawings dark. The drawing that were still light now appear that they may be that way on purpose for effect. In any case, I’m quite pleased with the publisher’s quick response.

And now I won’t miss a word! One person found this helpful. I’d read two of Corbett’s “Man Eaters” books before reading this one. Those other books contain several shorter accounts of other tigers and leopards he’s hunted, whereas this entire book is about the pursuit of a single animal.

I can’t say whether I liked this book better than those other books. They are all good.

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I will say he makes more time for side stories and anecdotes in this book than he did in others. The reader finds out a bit more about the Indian people both as individuals and as a group in this book than in the others. Also included are anecdotes about fishing and other animal encounters not directly related to his hunting of the leopard.

Aside from these extra anecdotes, this story is longer than Corbett’s other man eater stories simply because he had a lot more failed attempted to kill this leopard. The number of close called and poorly timed mishaps would seem unbelievable even in a movie, and is all the more remarkable since it’s all true.

Corbett himself admits he’s reluctant to share certain details, because they seem so far-fetched, but in all his books, he never seems to be one for exaggeration or half-truths.

Overall, a very interesting story from an interesting man. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Great story, Jim Corbett was a true outdoorsman, was in tune with the jungle and knew his quarry and the people. Interesting look into the culture of the early 19th century India Hill People.

The down side of this book is, it was scanned into electronic print and then not proofread. There are whole paragraphs of illegible gibberish. The word “the” is reproduced as “Dia” page breaks are interspersed through out the book often in the center of a page being read. Most of the pictures were not reproduced. Mechanically it was a poor job of reproduction. Tends to distract from the story, which is outstanding. It is amazing that they thought nothing of leaving a partially eaten human corpse laying out as bait to see if the man-eater would return so they could shoot it.


Imagine the outcry today if a human body was left lying out. The terror that these people lived with for 8 years when it got dark is unimaginable in today’s society. Closest thing I can imagine is what we experience with some of today’s serial killers. A very interesting read. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a look into a different time and society.

Great adventure story but the Kindle version was obviously scanned somehow and probably not even proofed afterward. There are hundreds of instances where the letters on the page aren’t even words. You have to use context clues to make sense of what is being said very often. I don’t know if this applies to the paper version or not. Looks like a fantastic book but this kindle edition is terrible.

Got so frustrated that I returned it. The editing is awful, most places “the” changes to “die”, “were” to “wexe” and so on. Irritating to read what looks like a fascinating book.

I love reading Corbett’s jungle and hunting stories.

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The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is whomever converts his books to Kindle format does a horrible job. Spelling and grammar are certainly not as the author intended, rudraprqyag make it painful to follow the story in many places. Almost unreadable in parts.

Very typical of Corbett’s writings Good and enjoyable tale, great descriptions of India at the time. Another excellent book from the corbett library. Its true that fact can be stranger than fiction. And no where maneatef it more evident than in the story of the maneater of rudraprayag. Corbett is out to kill this very clever and wily old leopard in the second half of the ‘s.

The leopard is believed to have made its debut as a man-killer following the influenze outbreak of Corbett hunts this killer over two years.

In an intense battle of nerves between the best shikari that ever was and the wily leopardus, corbett’s life hangs by a thread many times. On one dark stormy night, robbed of his defenses, he makes his way back to the village after a failed attempt in an experience that he terms his scariest. Another time the leopard snatches a goat right under his nose and gives him a run for his money! All and many illustrations of man’s utter helplessness when a rudraprayab maneater turns against him.

In the end, corbett suceeds in putting a bullet where it truly belongs – in the maneater – to end its career. In true corbett fashion he has a soft spot for the old dead leopard, which gave him such a sporty fight. I am sure they both met again in the happy hunting grounds! A wonderful book by a wonderful man.