"Hurry Chunder Mookerjee"

John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911)


Photographed plaster relief with ornamented frame

Rudyard Kipling's Kim, facing p. 278

Described in the text and under the illustration as "[f]ull-fleshed, heavy-haunched, bull-necked and deep-voiced" (278), this is a clever Hindu Bengali, another spy! His language is flowery, and he is too effusive, but also "polished, polite, attentive" (278). The book he is carrying, and the natty umbrella, complete the picture.

Scanned image and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

[You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]