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Maneaters of Kumaon

Man-Eaters of Kumaon is a book written by a famous man-eater hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett and Corbett National Park has been renamed behind his name. Col. Jim Corbett had been in the Kumaon region of India from 1900s to 1930s, while hunting man-eating tigers and leopards.

This book has featured the whole story of Jim Corbett and man-eating tigers. One tiger was responsible for more than 400 human deaths at that time. Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known book, which contains 10 stories of tracking and shooting man-eaters.

It also contains the incidental information about flora in corbett, fauna in corbett and village life.

By 1980, the Man-Eaters of Kumaon had recorded more than 4 million copies sold out worldwide. And the name of the book was also adapted for a film with the same title, but none of the stories of the book had actually been featured in it.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon is also connected with mysterious Chhindwara Court Murder Case. It was used to resolve the case of dead man found in the forest.