Generations of readers have been captivated by Jim Corbett’s shikar exploits, but perhaps few familiar with Corbett’s enduring love affair with the people, jungle, and animals of his hunting terrain and his pioneering efforts at nature conservation. The closest the hunter-conservationist ever came to writing an autobiography, Jungle Lore offers glimpses into much of Corbett’s childhood – his first forays with catapult and gun, and his first adventures in the wild. Today, the message of the book – sensitivity towards nature and man’s role in conservation – remains as important as ever, and the morality even more seminal.
‘… a delight, with its descriptions in minute and often credible detail… We may be thankful to (Corbett) for sharing a little of its with us …’
– Janet Rizvi, The Indian Express.
‘ … the India that Jim Corbett loved, the India he explored, the India that he experienced. … His early forays into the Jungle.. are related in Jungle Lore.’
– The independent