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Thread #160996   Message #3821908
Posted By: DMcG
21-Nov-16 - 02:03 PM
Thread Name: Gunga Din. Racist or just of its time?
Subject: RE: Gunga Din. Racist or just of it's time?
I am with Jeri and meself on this one. In fact I referenced this poem about a fortnight ago saying it showed how complex Kipling get was as a character. You should not underestimate how striking it was to claim Gunga Din could be a better person than a well bred, respectable English man.

Patronising? It would be written today, but only because most of us already accept the import of those last lines.