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Hardback with Dust Jacket
426 pp Pub 1992

The Second Jim Corbett Omnibus
"My India", "Jungle Lore", "Tree Tops".

Jim Corbett is world famous for his classic man-eater stories. However, the three volumes collected here show a very different side to this remarkable man. In My India, he describes the villages of the Kumaon Hills, and the customs and lifestyles of the people he encountered. Jungle Lore is the closest Corbett ever came to writing an autobiography, combining recollections of his earliest days with frank views on the need for conservation which were well ahead of their time. Finally, in Tree Tops, the only book Corbett set outside his beloved India, he captures the savage beauty of Kenya's wildlife as well as telling the story of the royal visit of 1952, during which Princess Elizabeth learned she was Queen.

Jim Corbett was born on 25th July 1875 to Mary Jane and William Christopher Corbett. Corbett grew up in Kaldhungi and Nainital in the then United Province along with his 9 siblings. Jim Corbett was a second generation Indian as his parents were born to parents of English-Irish percentage.

The childhood of Jim was largely spent in Nainital and Kaladhungi where he was taken care by his eldest sister Maggie. It was she who used to take Jim for stroll in to Jungle and that is where Jim Corbett had his first tryst with wildlife. He used to accompany a local poacher named Kunwar Singh for adventure hunting in to forest. Kunwar Singh would later become a life long friend and advisor of Corbett.

Jim Corbett Jim and other 'white' boys mixed freely with Indian kids in kaladhungi, picked up several of the local dialects, and became very fluent in them. This would prove very useful later when hunting man-eaters as it allowed him to commiserate with stricken villagers in a way that touched them deeply. Soon after schooling he joined the railways at age 18 as a temporary fuel inspector. He was given an assignment as a Trans-shipment Inspector at Mokameh-Ghat in Bihar.

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