January 18, 2021

KITAAB

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There is a message of nature conservation in Corbett’s writings: Archana Deshmukh

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Archana Deshmukh, a postgraduate in English literature, is a lecturer with Jawaharlal Nehru Arts, Commerce and Science College in Wadi. A big wanderer of forests and wildlife across the country, her ‘out-of-the-box’ idea to do a PhD on Edward James ‘Jim’ Corbett (1875-1955), who was born in India and is popular as a tiger hunter, took her counterparts and friends by surprise. The Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is named after him. Deshmukh was recently awarded a doctorate for her work ‘Jim Corbett: An evaluation of his personality in the light of his works’. Her research is perhaps the first which digs out the writer in Corbett.

Excerpts from an interview …

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