Friday, November 15, 2013

CORBETT REPORT - PODCAST - KIM by RUDYARD KIPLING


CORBETT REPORT - PODCAST - KIM by RUDYARD KIPLING




In his 1901 novel “Kim” the British Nobel prize winning writer Rudyard Kipling, paints a vivid portrait of an orphaned vagabond, the son of a soldier in an Irish regiment, in 19th century British colonial 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. We explore the historical and cultural context in which the book is set, and how in reality the Great Game has never ceased up to today, in this turbulent part of the world.

The  podcast link to the broadcast is shown below:

http://www.corbettreport.com/kiplings-kim-flnwo-09/

The Corbett Report provides a weekly podcast as well as interviews, articles and videos about current events and suppressed history from an independent perspective.

This is a new theme and I was pleased that James gave me the unexpected opportunity to be a literary critic of a book which continues to be of geopolitical, historic and literary significance, even today. 



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