Charged with action and suspense, yet profoundly spiritual, Kim vividly expresses the sounds and smells, colors and characters, opulence and squalor of complex, contradictory India under British rule. The book abounds in brilliant descriptions of Indian scenes and deeply sympathetic portraits of her people. Long recognized as Kipling's finest work, Kim was a key factor in his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was the popular Voice of British Empire who gained great acclaim with his poetry and literary works such as The Jungle Books. Dick Robinson is a leading proponent of The New Literature, a movement that places Slogans over arguments and explanations, that elevates the shouted phrase above the reasoned debate.