Wednesday, 2 September 2015

India at the Time of the Raj

Four chapters in and I am enjoying getting to know a wide range of characters.

Kipling is brilliant at letting you see the emotions and motivations of his characters. Kim and the Tibetan lama have begun their journey. Kim to deliver a secret message about a horse to a British officer and the Tibetan lama to find a river that will help in his spiritual journey. The idea of war and the British rule in India is, as you would expect from a novel set at this time, a major theme so far. Kim talks about previous conflicts and potential conflicts in the future with those he meets on his journey. He gets a lot of different responses and opinions, some that are more obscure than others, but Kim gets to meet some colourful characters.

Looking forward to seeing what will happen next.

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