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Environmental Issues in India by Mahesh Rangarajan

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JIM CORBETT: A LIFE STORY

D.C. Kala

The setting of this paper is two continents—Asia, which raised Lieutenant-Colonel Edward James Corbett, IARO, VD, OBE, CIE,1 Kaisar-i-Hind; and Africa, which gathered him to its arms in death. His triumphs were distributed between two countries, India and Kenya. Except for the last seven years of his life, he lived in India, a tiger among men, lover of the underdog, a hero in war and pestilence, a model zamindar and employer, an ascetic, naturalist, and, above all, a hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards for 32 active years in the then three hill districts of Uttar Pradesh comprising Garwhal, Naini Tal and Almora. Others hunted, but he also wrote. Of his seven books, Man-Eaters of Kumaon, a breathless ...

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