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The Kipling File. (Penguin: 2018)

From Reviews

..Kakar’s simultaneously skeptical and sympathetic effort to understand the love- hate relationship that defined the colonial experience..adds a new persective to indispensable contemporary works like George Orwell’s Burmese Days, E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Kipling’s own, now underrated Kim… The Kipling File’s admirable ambiguity is the perfect complement to Kakar’s eloquent prose.
India Today
…a well-researched, elegantly written and highly readable interpretation of Kipling’s life in India. The Kipling File’s greatest strength isn’t so much its tactile prose, but the subtlety and sophistication that Kakar employs in re-evaluating his subject.
South China Morning Post