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Title: Man-eaters of Kumaon: A critique of modernity
Authors: Rani P.
Kumar, Nagendra
Published in: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
Abstract: The present paper attempts to link the animals' colonization with modernity as a form of European 'mindset' through a short story collection of Jim Corbett, Man Eaters of Kumaon. The focus is laid on the disfigurement of the non-human entities in the colonial anthropocentric advancement; manifested through the hunting practices in colonial India. This study analyzes: first, the hunting practices as a power mechanism of colonials to dominate native subjects: human and non-human, and traces the conflict it creates between human life and wildlife. It also studies the sporting and systematic controlling over the wild animals with the help of technological enrichment. Secondly, it investigates the ambiguous presence of Jim Corbett, primarily a hunter, vacillating between his duties for the British colonial administration and for the native people, as a sahib. © AesthetixMS 2016.
Citation: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (2017), 9(1): 206-215
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Tarun Tapas Mukherjee
Keywords: Colonial ideology
Jim Corbett
ISSN: 9752935
Author Scopus IDs: 57194566521
Author Affiliations: Rani, P., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Roorkee, India
Kumar, N., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Roorkee, India
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [HS]

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