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By Rudyard Kipling

Kipling's epic rendition of the imperial event in India can also be his maximum lengthy paintings. males - Kim, a boy starting to be into early manhood, and the lama, an outdated ascetic priest - are fired by way of a quest. Kim is white, even though born in India. whereas he desires to play the good online game of imperialism, he's additionally spiritually certain to the lama and he attempts to reconcile those opposing strands. a party in their friendship in a frequently adversarial atmosphere, Kim captures the opulence of India's unique panorama, overlaid via the uneasy presence of the British Raj.

Contains an creation by way of Harish Trivedi putting the radical in its literary and social context. additionally contains notes, chronology, extra analyzing, a normal Preface via the sequence editor Jan Montefiore and Edward Said's recognized advent from the former Penguin Classics variation as an appendix.

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