|No of pages||214|
|Book Publisher||Penguin India|
|Published Date||30 Mar 2005|
Author : Prosenjit Das Gupta2 Books
Born in Calcutta in 1944, Prosenjit Das Gupta completed his education from St. Xavier’s Collegiate School and Presidency College, Calcutta.
He joined a commercial organization in 1966 and worked there, till his retirement a few years ago. His interest in wildlife and tribal and folk culture developed in his college days.
He has travelled extensively, to tribal areas of central India as well as to national parks and sanctuaries. He has written a number of articles on wildlife and tribal culture and has authored several books on Calcutta, wildlife, common forest trees, his travels to tribal India, and economic change in India.
He has also written a biography of Jim Corbett. His other interests include travelling, photography, reading and writing.
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What is so special about Jim Corbett ? Legendary hunter, gifted raconteur, a man who understood every nuance of the jungles of Kuma on and whom the people of the region considered a benefactor and savior. That is Jim Corbett for most of us.
What few know is that Corbett shot his first man-eater when he was ten and his tenth fifty-three years later; survived without food for over sixty hours while tracking his quarry; shot a ferocious tiger from a distance of a few feet;
gradually transformed from a hunter wielding a rifle to one of the first conservationists of wildlife in India, and that his photographs and films of the jungles find pride of place in the Natural History Museum in London.