Critical Appreciation Of Kipling

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Credit here must be given to Kipling for doing a fantastic job at transliterating different accents and dialects. That's usually difficult for an author to pull off convincingly, but here it is flawlessly done. Particularly effective is when Kim and other characters switch from translated Hindi, fluent and full of thees and thous, to transliterated English that comes out like "Oah, I am verr-ee sorr-ee, Sahib," and can't help but be read with the author's intended diction and cadence.

The picture which Kipling paints of India under British rule in the late 19th century is evident. Kipling deals with India in all of its bewildering diversity; the various religious communities, the cities and the rural areas, the plains and the
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It suits his independent, inquisitive, adventurous personality perfectly, being a natural development for the child who loves the game of running secret missions across the rooftops of Lahore:

"what he loved was the game for its own sake, the stealthy prowl through the dark gullies and lanes, the crawl up a water-pipe, the headlong flight from housetop to housetop under cover of the hot dark" ( Kipling.p.5).

In the end, there is a couple of camouflaged men traveling as being fur traders, though both of them moles, one from Russia, one from France. They have their guide, Kim is supposed to sabotage their trip and gain some knowledge about their spying activities.

One of the merchants beats the lama, which tends to aggravate the wrath of Kim and all the natives. On the other hand, the traders, the Frenchman and the Russian are left with nothing; and Kim assumes control and takes over all their maps and secret papers, it is considered a coup for British intelligence. The lama becomes representative of the spirituality and native culture of the countryside, and Kim the link between that and the British colonial rule. Colonial rule began in 1757 when the British East India company took over, and changed a century later as a result of the Sepoy

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