What Is in Kim? Rudyard Kipling and Tibetan Buddhist Traditions

  title={What Is in Kim? Rudyard Kipling and Tibetan Buddhist Traditions},
  author={J. Leoshko},
  journal={South Asia Research},
  pages={51 - 75}
  • J. Leoshko
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • South Asia Research
  • As an art historian, I was first struck by the richness of the Buddhist details used by Kipling in his novel Kim when I noticed the very specific reference to a very unusual image in the Lahore Museum. It was described as the one which causes a lama’s outcry at the beginning of the novel that narrates the amazing adventures of Kimball O’Hara, a boy of Irish parents bom in India and orphaned at a young age. After they meet, Kim takes the lama to visit the Wonder House, as the Lahore Museum was… CONTINUE READING

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