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The author of the book: Timeri N. Murari
ISBN 13: 9780312029333
Language: English
Edition: St. Martin's Press
Date of issue: June 1989
ISBN: 0312029330
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It is a bit of a trend these days for authors to take up characters from other author's fiction, and continue their story (eg: Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James, but based on characters created by Jane Austin, or Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire, based on character created by L. Frank Baum). Timeri Murari did it back in 1989, with Rudyard Kipling's famous Kim. Yet as a South Asian writing with a character created by the Colonial-Era participant, Murari has repatriated Kim, bringing that colonial-hybrid directly into the reality of contemporary and perhaps perpetually hybridizing India. The Imperial Agent reads like the first of a series but no follow-ups have appeared, that I can find. The story concerns Kim's expoits as a secret agent handled by a British spy master; this in tandem with his search for a guru to help him attain his spiritual destiny. Kim, in Murari's hands, is as much an analog for India going into independence as he is a vehical for examining the political and social machinations of that tumultuous process and their impacts for the people - Britsh, Indian, and Anglo-Indian, involved. This book is adventure, history and social commentary all in one. I wish Murari had written a sequel.

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Ebook The Imperial Agent read Online! Timeri Murari is an award winning writer, filmmaker, and playwright, who began his career as journalist on the Kingston Whig Standard in Ontario, Canada. He writes for the Guardian, Sunday Times, and other magazines and newspapers internationally. He has published both fiction and non-fiction, and his bestselling novel, Taj, was translated into 19 lanugages and has recently been reissued by Penguin India. In 2006, he published a memoir, My Temporary Son, exploring the difficulties of adopting a desperately ill orphan. Timeri now lives with his wife in his ancestral home of Chennai, India.

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