[...] the 50,000-60,000 Europeans living in India in Kipling's day were cultured and well-educated. The Indian Civil Service and Indian Army between them produced half a dozen decent Victorian novelists and 'they represented only the tip of British India's literary output'. The very diversity of race, culture and religion in India that Kipling adored, and which he celebrates in Kim, rests on the law and order imposed by the Imperial Britain, its generally benevolent, though often clumsy, colonial master.
KIPLING AND INDIA Evan Richards Contemporary Review; Winter 2008; 290, 1691; Docstoc pg. 514 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner.
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