I grew up on stories of Jim Corbet - read out or told to me by elders. My interest in nature grew from there. It was this inspiration that has taken me to the Jungles for the last 40 / 45 years. In the Terai and Bhabar one has met village elders who claim to remember 'Carpit Sahib'. Over time one realised that if there was an author who had to be read to learn descriptive English - it was Corbett. For those who have only read his stories about the jungle - I strongly recommend that they read ' My India' . India. In spite of its technological and economic leaps, India is made up largely of people that JIm Corbett has written about.
Site after the man-eater of Chuka was killed.
Skinning the Chuka man eater by Corbett, from the book The TEMPLE TIGER & MORE MAN EATERS by Jim Corbett (Oxford University Press, 1954). The photo was taken by Lady Ibbotson. -Jerry Jaleel
25 JULY 2008: It was 50 years ago, after reading MAN EATERS OF KUMAON, I eagerly contacted the British counsel in India asking for Corbett's address in the hope of getting in touch with that great man. In a post card reply it said " Jim Corbett is now dead". Disappointed, but vowed to find out more about him, and soon read all his five books, reviewed some of them for a local news paper and published a biography of Corbett in 1964. This was the beginning of my quest in search of Jim Corbett. By traveling to Kumaon, Kenya, Tanganyika, England, Sweden and other parts of Europe and India, I came in contact with several of his friends and relatives over the years, and it was precisely 14 years ago, the Jim Corbett Foundation was established after restoring his grave in Kenya. I wish I had met him when I first read his book as a boy. Now I accept the fact that death is a part of life. Most of Corbett's friends and relatives I met in the last 50 years have now gone to the happy hunting grounds. ( Jerry Jaleel)
hello jerry, yiu are so lucy to meet friends and relatives of my idol. ivisit his house every year when i go to dhikala.i really get lost in those back memories of jim corbett i read in my childhood days. dr.rizvi
Happ birthday gentleman Jim!
Tiger perching on a tree branch, Kerala, Southern India (2005) photographed by Jerry Jaleel (c) Copyright Jerry Jaleel
This photo of Corbett was taken while he was arranging a shoot for Lord Linlithgow (then viceroy of India) near Kaladhungi. The viceroy and his party bagged several tigers in this trip. Jerry Jaleel
Corbett with a 50lbs mahseer, as he described in one of his books. This photo was given to Jerry Jaleel by Eric Risley during a visit in Kenya to repair Corbett's grave in 1994. copyright (c) Jerry Jaleel
The last known photograph of Jim Corbett taken a few weeks before his death in 1955 copyright (c) Jerry Jaleel
The Corbett Family Portrait (1899) taken after the death of Archie Corbett, Jim's younger brother. From left.. Tom Corbett, mother, Jim Corbett (aged 24) and sister Maggie (26 years). Only Maggie and Jim were the last sole survivors by 1947 when they left India for good to settle down in Kenya. This color portrait copyright (c) Jerry Jaleel
Nilgiri Tahr , Munnar High Range, Kerala, South India photographed by (c) Jerry Jaleel 2005 / Altitude 6000ft.
Winding road to the high mountains to photograph Nilgiri Tahr, Southern India, 2005 -Jerry Jaleel (c)
Portrait of Jim Corbett:(1944) from the book: UNDER THE SHADOW OF MAN EATERS -Jerry Jaleel
does anyone know any further into the background of jim ? my grandfather charles was a direct relative of jims , first cousin i think and my father has the same facial features as jim. im interested to find out just where my family fits into his . i grew up on the stories from relatives about him
Jim with the Bachelor of Powalgarh (measured 10'7" between pegs)
This original first edition was limited to 1000 numbered copies signed by the author, and published by the JIM CORBETT FOUNDATION in 1997. JJ
Play time/ Southern India 2005 copyright (c) Jerry Jaleel
Tigers at play Kerala, Southern India 2005 Copyright (c) Jerry Jaleel
Tigers playfighting. Kerala 2005 photograph copyright (c) Jerry Jaleel
Corbett portrait - oil painting by Jerry Jaleel (1972) Copyright by J.Jaleel
Corbett's six books photographed by Jerry Jaleel, taken from the book:UNDER THE SHADOW OF MAN EATERS : The Life & Legend of Jim Corbett by J.Jaleel
Portrait of Jim Corbett as it appeared on a stamp produced by Canada Post in 2006 exclusively for the Jim Corbett Foundation, Canada, available for $3 each. Jerry Jaleel
Corbett feeding birds in his garden near his Paxtu Cottage, Nyeri, Kenya (1952) taken from his book: JUNGLE LORE (1953, Oxford University Press) Jerry Jaleel
Revised hardcover edition published in 2001 by Orient Longmans photo by Jerry Jaleel
Sir Henry Ramsay - the King of Kumaon - long time commissioner of Kumaon and a friend of the Corbetts. Jerry Jaleel
Corbett's home on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, originally built in 1923-24 Jerry Jaleel
Hi Jerry, is this Arundel? If it is, what a mess has it become. I had gone to Kaladhungi a year ago and heard that the ruins of Arundel were broken down completely and a new house built by some buyers of the estate. Sad.
The above house was built by Corbett on his coffee plantation in Tanzania, he jointly owned with Percy Wyndham. It has been bought and rebuilt by the new owners a few years ago. It is situated on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. -Jerry
The original edition from 1997, published by the Jim Corbett Foundation as a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies signed by the author. Now nearly 90% are sold to members worldwide. Jerry Jaleel
Jay14 years ago
The Panar man-eating leopard.
Jerry Jaleel14 years ago
This is the Panar man eating leopard which killed 400 human beings before it was shot and killed by Corbett in 1910. The picture is taken from the book THE TEMPLE TIGER & MORE MAN EATERS OF KUMAON by Jim Corbett (Oxford University Press), first published in 1954 Jerry Jaleel