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By Ruskin Bond Sunaina Coelho | Comments: ( 796 ) | Date: ( Sep 21, 2019 )

Did you see him shoot a tiger I asked Oh, many times, said Mehmoud A tiger a week that was nothing to Carpet sahib Did the tigers come to the house, or did you go looking for them Thus starts Mehmoud s stories about working as khansama, or cook, for the great shikari Jim Corbett As deft with his stories as he is with koftas, lamb chops, pies and milkshakes, Mehmoud hDid you see him shoot a tiger I asked Oh, many times, said Mehmoud A tiger a week that was nothing to Carpet sahib Did the tigers come to the house, or did you go looking for them Thus starts Mehmoud s stories about working as khansama, or cook, for the great shikari Jim Corbett As deft with his stories as he is with koftas, lamb chops, pies and milkshakes, Mehmoud has a tall tale for every occasion From wrestling with a cobra in his bed, being carried away into the river by a muggermuch, to when a tiger came looking for the cook, these stories leave little Ruskin spellbound Join Mehmoud in the kitchen as he cooks up one delectable meal after another, and gobble down his delicious stories of man eating tigers, incompetent Maharajas, missing kitchen boys and haunted pillows, all brought vividly to life by Sunaina Coelhos captivating illustrations.


  • Title: Tigers for Dinner: Tall Tales by Jim Corbett's Khansama
  • Author: Ruskin Bond Sunaina Coelho
  • ISBN: 9788129121141
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Ruskin Bond Sunaina Coelho

Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children s authors and a top novelist.He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957 Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have established him as one of the best loved and most admired chroniclers of contemporary India In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra , by the Sahitya Akademi, India s National Academy of Letters in India He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to children s literature.He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie.



Comments Tigers for Dinner: Tall Tales by Jim Corbett's Khansama

  • Abhishek

    This is the kind of book you thrust in the hands of a child and introduce him or her to the world of words. But as an adult too, you cannot fail to enjoy the sense of adventure that such a story can bring. Ruskin Bond's Tigers for Dinner introduces a cook from the author's childhood memories who claims to have served under the famous hunter Jim Corbett. The cook shares his thrilling bits of tales while roaming the jungles of India along side Corbett. The stories are of course over the top but ma [...]


  • Amrita

    Delightful tall-tales of Mehmoud, the Khansama's experience of camping in the jungles with none other than the famed Jim Corbett. A perfect book to read aloud to young kids and introduce them to the real wild animals. Sooner or later they have to be weaned away from the anthpomorphic image of the animals.Rest of the review on this site:-indiasendangered/tigers-fo


  • Arti

    An amusing read - each new story is even more unbelievable than the last but so captivating that you don't care if any of it ever really happened or if it's an exaggeration in parts or nothing more than someone's imagination Just enjoy the stories - where Mehmoud's bed is carried from the the tent into the river by a maggarmuch (crocodile) or when masalchi ends up as bones after being dragged out of the tent by a tiger but Mehmoud saves himself my burning the tiger's nose with a hot frying pan o [...]


  • Satyasheel

    Describes the bravery of Jim Corbett's cook on his adventures with Jim. Good read.


  • Namitha Varma

    Delightful little stories and really amazing illustrations. I'll treasure this book!


  • Meghana

    Picked up this book of short stories because it's been a long time since I read Ruskin Bond's work. As always, he didn't disappoint.The narrator is a young Bond, retelling the stories of his cook's jungle adventures. The cook had previously worked for the famous hunter Jim Corbett, who he refers to as "Carpet-sahib."Like R.K. Narayan, Ruskin Bond has a real flair for invoking long forgotten memories and emotions. Their stories are simple and appear rather superficial, but they skilfully draw the [...]


  • Ed Goodbooks

    Ranjit Lal reviews the book on Goodbooks: "Most aspiring writers have at one time or the other faced the vexed issue of what comes first (rather like the chicken and egg problem): characters or plot. Put your characters before the plot and you run the danger of boring your readers because the story fails to take off; do the reverse, like thriller writers often do, and your characters – often made of cheap cardboard – fade away into oblivion thirty seconds after you finish the book. Ruskin Bo [...]


  • Manashi Ganguly

    It's a children's book. But that doesn't mean an adult cannot get a slice of such a happiness pie. Its illustrated nicely, written simply to engage a child's flickering interests, but I found it appealing still, finished in one go, its like shutting off the noises from the adult traffic and gobbling quietly into a warm cupcake on a winter afternoon. Thank you Enid Blyton, Ruskin Bonds, Rudyard Kipling and other child authors for providing us with a welcome open door for us to escape into nostalg [...]


  • Suhael Choudhury

    This is a read out loud book for my 5 year old. The book has beautiful illustrations and thanks to the humour factor, my lil boy n me are letting out bursts of uncontrolled frolic! Ruskin Bond is so Indian yet such a Sahib!


  • Preeti

    Beautifully crafted and very well illustrated. The book takes you to older times of Jim Corbett and his shikar stories along with the added flavors from his khansama. Humorous, delicious and simple. A gem you would never want to part with.


  • Sukanto

    There is not much to say about the simplicity and joy I derive out of reading a Ruskin Bond everytime. Needless to say, this book was no different!


  • Krishna N

    Well you know Ruskin, short and sweet stories.


  • Ancie Wilfred

    Lovely collection for 8 to 10 yr olds. Interesting narration & intriguing illustrations. Humorous & realistic.


  • Aruna Kumar Gadepalli

    This is an interesting collection. Good one on the tales that one will come across that are told by the chef of the hunter. As usual Ruskin Bond at best.


  • Monika

    What a delightful read, Can't wait to read it to Ojas :)


  • Carmen

    3.5 stars


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