Overview for Jungle Lore
Jungle Lore is the closest Jim Corbett ever came to an autobiography. In this book, one sees the real soul of a man and his love affair with the people, jungle, and animals of the Kumaon hills. Much of Corbettâ€™s childhood is here â€“ his first forays with catapult and gun, and his first adventures. At the heart of the book lies a plea for sensitivity to the fragility of nature and a lament for mankindâ€™s divorce from his environment. In this concern, many years before the issues of conservation became widely understood, Corbett was well ahead of his time. Today, the message of Jungle Lore is as important as ever, and the morality even more seminal.
Jim Corbett (Author)
Jim Corbett (1875-1955), India's most famour hunter of man-eaters, was a pioneer in many respects-a hunter par excellence with over a dozen man-eaters (thought to have taken more than 1500 lives) to his name, and a committed conservationist who helped establish India's first national park, subsequently named after him. Corbett was also a consummate storyteller whose adventurous and perceptive tales have not only entertained and captivated a whole generation of readers, but also opened their eyes to the cause of the environment.