In his 1901 novel “Kim” (audiobook here) Rudyard Kipling paints a vivid portrait of an orphaned vagabond in 19th century India. After joining himself to a Tibetan lama on a spiritual quest, Kim stumbles into the middle of the Great Game for imperial conquest of Central Asia between Russia and Britain. Joining us to examine the continuing importance of this novel is David L. Smith of the Geneva Business Insider.
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“The new great game” as opposed to Rudyard Kipling’s “old” great game
Review of “Kim” from 1901
George Orwell’s Essay on Rudyard Kipling
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