Man eaters...

What did you think when you first read the title?

Here's what my friend thought. “What happened to you? Reading about cannibals! Did you get it for free or something? Watching too much TV?” - My friend’s comments when he saw me read a new book – “Man eaters and jungle killers” by Kenneth Anderson.

It’s not his fault. It’s the time we are living in. ‘Man eaters’ no longer refers to a tiger, a panther, a bear or a rogue elephant of the jungle as vividly described in Mr. Anderson’s book. Unfortunately, it means Nithari. It means Hannibal Lecter.


Richa Bhardwaj said...

Yeah. Sadly, it was Nithari on my mind too.

Kanu said...

I thought of Nithari very sad. I dont have much to comment on other than...I recalled a story where this writer (hindi text book) talks about what the birds would talk about the beast called man! Indeed if we were to compare a man eating tiger to the men...who is the bigger beast????

Woodsmoke said...

I have been following the Nithari case myself. It's repugnant to say the least.

I never got around to reading Kenneth Anderson...for a long time I was unaware of the "Corbett of South India" and when I did learn about him it was already too late. Most of his books had been published by Rupa, and I couldn't bring myself to invest in a Rupa book any longer. I will probably look for different editions of the same here.

~ Deeps ~ said...

i thot same howz the book ?>

Subhadip said...

It's not your fault. It's the time we live in.

Absolutely! Who is the bigger beast?

He writes well... but it's not for everyone. There are other publishers of Mr. Anderson's books.

The book is nice. Very descriptive. Takes you to a jungle straight away.

~ | | OM | | ~ said...

i thought as much !!!

Chitrangada said...

That is sad actually ..

Subhadip said...

Kya zamana aa gaya... nehi?

Very sad :-(