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Synopsis: In this romantic novel the author continues the adventures of Rudyard Kipling's hero, Kimball O'Hara, which he fictionalized in "The Imperial Agent". Peopled with historical figures - Gandhi, Nehru, General Dyer - the novel comes to a climax with the horrifying events of 1919.
From Publishers Weekly:
Following The Imperial Agent , Murari here concludes his dramatically imagined sequel to Kipling's Kim , disclosing the tragic human cost of the Raj during its closing years. He deftly makes the earlier tale readily accessible to those unacquainted with Kim, introducing its many characters and adding such later figures as Nehru and Gandhi. Opening in northern India in 1910 and ending with the infamous massacre by Gen. Dyer's troops at Amritsar in 1919, the novel follows Kim's adventures after his traumatic discovery that Col. Creighton, who had adopted him when he was abandoned as a child, has been cynically using him as an instrument of colonial rule. Despite his British parentage, Kim conceives of himself as a true son of India, and escapes Creighton with the beautiful Parvati, who is fleeing her husband and demonically jealous mother-in-law Gitabhai. While the periodic intervention of Hindu deities on Kim's behalf works well enough, Gitabhai's malevolent sorcery edges this otherwise engaging historical novel into crudely misogynistic melodrama. Nonetheless, the narrative succeeds in portraying the emotional complexity of deeply entangled British-Indian relationships.
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Title: The Last Victory
Book Condition: Good
Book Description New English Library Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001682967
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Book Description -. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The Last Victory This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780450500992
Book Description New English Library Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0450500993I5N00
Book Description New English Library Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0450500993I5N10
Book Description New English Library Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2790887273
Book Description Great Britain : Hodder & Stoughton, 1989. 470 Seiten Auflage 1989 - Cover mit leichten Lager- bzw. Gebrauchsspuren, sonst in gutem Zustand ! - Lesefalten am Buchrücken ISBN 0450500993 ***Sofortversand - Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mwst. liegt bei!*** Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 281 Broschiert, Softcover/Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 54917
Book Description New English Library Ltd, U.S.A., 1989. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows moderate wear/ spine tight/ page clean/ covers slightly creased; moderate edge wear/ several pages and page tips creased/ corners slightly frayed/ page edges soiled. Bookseller Inventory # 036332
Book Description New English Library Ltd; New Ed Edition, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Paperback. Sound, & nice copy, light to moderate shelf/reading wear, stamped, small bald spot to front wrap. Bookseller Inventory # c713854