by Rudyard Kipling
In BriefKimball O'Hara is an orphaned white boy, raised on the chaotic backstreets of Lahore. With an old Tibetan Lama as friend and spiritual guide, he embarks on an epic journey across the Indian subcontinent. But before long he is drawn into the British Empire's original espionage war with Russia, known simply as the Great Game.
Why you should read itKipling's classic is both a rollicking adventure story and a unique insight into the Raj era. It occupies a hallowed space in the halls of literature: a thoroughly fun novel that is endlessly thought-provoking.