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A man-eater hunted in India by John Stoddard with natives, ca. Published in "India 13 volumes" by John L. Stoddard in 1901


Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India and the Maharaja of Gwalior pose with hunted tigers, 1901

In 1947 when the British Empire withdrew from India, the state of Bengal was divided. The west was claimed by the newly partitioned India, the east by the new country of Pakistan.  A nine month war in 1971 created an independent country call the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. In the Bengali language the name means “Country of Bengal”. Estimates of those massacred during the short war range from 30,000 to 3 million, we will never know the real number.

December 1971 - Bengali Freedom Fighters celebrating at liberated territory Near Jessore

A History of Man-Eaters

A History of Man-Eating Lions and Tigers

Jim Corbett standing over the man-eating Champawat Tiger

Man etaer of Sibolga, Sumatra.

Man etaer of Sibolga, Sumatra.

From the Untold Lives blog post 'British Interiors in 19th Century India'. Image: ‘The Breakfast’, William Tayler, Sketches Illustrating the Manners & Customs of the Indians and Anglo-Indians (1842).

‘Our hero is a sportsman’: British domestic interiors in century India

The youthful Superintendent of the Hill States inspecting with local Indian officials; photograph courtesy of the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge; 20th century.

The Indian Civil Service (ICS) was the elite civil service of the British Empire in British India during British rule.

Animals From India | Father and son native tiger hunt, India 1930s.

The Champawat Tiger was a legendary female Bengal tiger responsible for 436 documented deaths