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The story 'The Tiger King' is satire on the conceit of those in power. Most of the time the rulers are not interested in serving the people or work for the welfare of the public; instead they spend their time foolish pursuits. Even the coteries who surround these power centers are interested in taking advantage of the proximity for their own welfare. This is a story about ...more
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Sidharth Vardhan
Small, humorous and well written.
The Tiger King is one of most perfectly written short story, I have ever read. Its commentary on ways of Indian Kings during British rule is great - including the pun at very beginning on name of king, the legends that get formed around the king's nature, his blind passion for killing tigers which brought him troubles several times, the truths behind behavior of Royalty and British administration's acts of vanity; and the irony brought in the climax (Which by the
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Kalki (Tamil: கலகி) was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (Tamil: ரா. கிருஷணமூரததி) (September 9, 1899–December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. ...more
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