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Man-Eating Tigers

Peter Boomgaard

in Frontiers of Fear: Tigers and People in the Malay World, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085396
eISBN:
9780300127591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085396.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reviews data about man-eating tigers that suggests an inverse linear relationship between population densities and per capita numbers of people killed by tigers. In areas with low ... More


Frontiers of Fear: Tigers and People in the Malay World, 1600-1950

Peter Boomgaard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085396
eISBN:
9780300127591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085396.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For centuries, reports of man-eating tigers in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore have circulated, shrouded in myth and anecdote. This book documents the relationship between the “big cat” and humans ... More


Tiger and Leopard Rituals at the Javanese Courts, 1605–1906

Peter Boomgaard

in Frontiers of Fear: Tigers and People in the Malay World, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085396
eISBN:
9780300127591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085396.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the history of two tiger-killing rituals, involving tigers and leopards, enacted at the royal courts and in some regional centers of Java: fighting between a tiger/leopard and a ... More


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