An exciting narrative of a leopard that spread terror through five hundred square miles of the hills of the United Provinces., The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag also takes a detailed look at life in the Garhwal region of India. Apart from Corbett, hair-raising pursuit of the leopard for almost a year, the book talks about the superstitions prevalent in the area, the beauty of the landscape, what turns a leopard into a man-eater and many other, often surprising facts and anecdotes. all told in Corbett's inimitable style.
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.
Edward James - Jim CorbEtt (25 July 1875 - 19 April 1955) was an Anglo-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India. He played a key role in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger in what is now Uttarakhand. In 1957 the national park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour.