The temple tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon

Mon 25 December 2017 by Thejaswi Puthraya

I was aware of Jim Corbett's role as a conservationist where he spent a large portion of his life trying to save the tiger in the United Provinces (currently the state of Uttarakhand) but little did I know that he started off as a hunter. He would be commissioned by the British government (pre-independence) to put down man-eaters.

"The Temple Tiger and more man-eaters of Kumaon" is a collection of short-stories where he recollects his encounters with the beasts that wreaked havoc and terrified the villagers from the hilly region of Uttarakhand.