Kim by Rudyard Kipling
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Kipling's epic rendition of the imperial experience in India is also his greatest long work. Two men - Kim, a boy growing into early manhood and the lama, an old ascetic priest - are fired by a quest. Kim is white, a sahib, although born in India. While he wants to play the Great Game of Imperialism, he is also spiritually bound to the lama and he tries to reconcile these opposing strands, while the lama searches for redemption from the Wheel of Life.



A celebration of their friendship in an often hostile environment, Kim captures the opulence of India's exotic landscape, overlaid by the uneasy presence of the British Raj.

 

About Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling was best known for his later published novel, The Jungle Book and as a master of shortstories in his time. His writing chiefly took place in India and effectively supported the British imperialistic goals of the era. In the 1800s, much of India’s culture and customs were still shrouded in mystery and to readers back in London the landscape proved great fodder for short tales of horror, in particular, ghost stories. Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at varlaventura.wordpress.com.
 
Published June 29, 2000 by Penguin. 364 pages
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Once it is noticed that Kim is white, the struggle for Kim's allegiance begins to parallel the cultural conflicts going on in colonial India, revealing much about the country and setting up some difficult choices for the boy.

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Once it is noticed that Kim is white, the struggle for Kim's allegiance begins to parallel the cultural conflicts going on in colonial India, revealing much about the country and setting up some difficult choices for the boy.

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