Man-eaters of Kumaon

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: Oxford India Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780195622553

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 214

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The author describes his experiences killing man-eating tigers of the Indian Himalayas in the 1920s and 1930s, explaining why some tigers become man-eaters and including details on the local flora, fauna, and village life.
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The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780195622577

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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The last of Colonel Jim Corbett's books on his hunting experiences in India, this volume concludes the narrative of his adventures with tigers begun in the famous Man-Eaters of Kumaon. The author saves his best story for the long concluding chapter in this volume, describing, in The Talla Des Man-Eater, how he embarked on what he feared might be a fatal last test of skill and endurance. As always, he writes with an acute awareness of all jungle sights and sounds, choosing words charged with a great love of humanity, birds, and animals. His calm and straightforward modesty heightens the excitement and suspense of these experiences, in which he continuously risks his life to free the Indian tarai of dangerous man-eaters.
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"You Gotta BE the Book"

Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents, Third Edition

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757985

Category: Education

Page: 292

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This award-winning book continues to resonate with teachers and inspire their teaching because it focuses on the joy of reading and how it can engage and even transform readers. In a time of next generation standards that emphasize higher-order strategies, text complexity, and the reading of nonfiction, "You Gotta BE the Book" continues to help teachers meet new challenges including those of increasing cultural diversity. At the core of Wilhelm's foundational text is an in-depth account of what highly motivated adolescent readers actually do when they read, and how to help struggling readers take on those same stances and strategies. His work offers a robust model teachers can use to prepare students for the demands of disciplinary understanding and for literacy in the real world. The Third Edition includes new commentaries and tips for using visual techniques, drama and action strategies, think-aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation/reading manipulatives. Book Features: A data-driven theory of literature and literary reading as engagement. A case for undertaking teacher research with students. An approach for using drama and visual art to support readers' comprehension. Guidance for assisting students in the use of higher-order strategies of reading (and writing) as required by next generation standards like the Common Core. Classroom interventions to help all students, especially reluctant ones, become successful readers.
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The Oxford India Illustrated Corbett

Author: Jim Corbett,Prashanto Kumar Nayak

Publisher: Oxford India Collection (Paper

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 306

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This is a richly illustrated anthology of the great hunter and conservationist's best writing, selected from his many popular works. The collection is meant to represent all phases of the great tiger hunter's life and adventures.
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Shooting a Tiger

Big-Game Hunting and Conservation in Colonial India

Author: Vijaya Ramadas Mandala

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199096600

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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The figure of the white hunter sahib proudly standing over the carcass of a tiger with a gun in hand is one of the most powerful and enduring images of the empire. This book examines the colonial politics that allowed British imperialists to indulge in such grand posturing as the rulers and protectors of indigenous populations. This work studies the history of hunting and conservation in colonial India during the high imperial decades of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At this time, not only did hunting serve as a metaphor for colonial rule signifying the virile sportsmanship of the British hunter, but it also enabled vital everyday governance through the embodiment of the figure of the officer–hunter–administrator. Using archival material and published sources, the author examines hunting and wildlife conservation from various social and ethnic perspectives, and also in different geographical contexts, extending our understanding of the link between shikar and governance.
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The Jim Corbett Omnibus

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195627626

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 588

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon, the three classic collections of Corbett's hunting stories, which vividly bring to life the drama and beauty of the jungle and its wildlife are here brought together in a single volume for the first time.
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Ecofeminism and the Indian Novel

Author: Sangita Patil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429513267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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Ecofeminism and the Indian Novel tests the theories of ecofeminism against the background of India’s often different perceptions of environmental problems, challenging the hegemony of Western culture in thinking about human problems. This book moves beyond a simple application of the concepts of ecofeminism, instead explaining the uniqueness of Indian novels as narratives of ecofeminism and how they can contribute to the development of the theory of ecofeminism. In examining a selection of novels, the author argues that Indian texts conceptualize the ecological crisis more as a human problem than as a gender problem. The book proposes that we should think of ecofeminism as ecohumanism instead, seeing human beings and nature as a part of a complex web. Novels analysed within the text include Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve (1954), Shivram Karanth’s Return to Earth (2002) and Na D’Souza’s Dweepa (2013). Ecofeminism and the Indian Novel will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecofeminism, ecocriticism, ecological feminism, environmental humanities, gender studies, ecological humanities, feminist studies and Indian literature.
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My Kumaon

Uncollected Writings

Author: Jim Corbett

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 0198082894

Category: Science

Page: 224

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This collection includes Jim Corbett's unpublished writings on man-eaters, nature, and his beloved Kumaon, personal letters, articles written for newspapers and gazettes by his contemporaries, and letters exchanged between Corbett and his publisher showcasing the development of his bestselling books-all from the archives of the Oxford University Press.
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THE TIGER

Keeper of the Forest

Author: Syead Wahabuddin Nasir

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1642490865

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Get ready for an adrenalin-packed adventure across the tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh, as the young author passionately trails the striped beauty in its natural habitat. The author’s vivid account of his encounters in the wilderness will magically transport you to the jungles of Central India. Out in the jungles, you are sure to hear the calls of the sambars and cheetals and feel the stealthy movements of the tigers and leopards waiting to prey upon their unsuspecting victims. Amidst all the action and thrill, you will also discover astonishing facts about the big cat and its unique behavior in the wild and understand the need to save our glorious tigers from vanishing into oblivion.
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