Sunday, September 4, 2011

Question 770: Gun-go Goodies


The name "__X__" is a literary reference to the poem __X__ by Rudyard Kipling. The poem is a rhyming narrative from the point of view of a British soldier, about a native water-bearer (a "bhisti") who saves the soldier's life but dies himself.
This poem is perhaps best known for its often-quoted last stanza:
"Tho' I've belted you and flayed you, By the livin' Gawd that made you, You're a better man than I am, __X__!"
Like several Kipling poems, it celebrates the virtues of a non-European while revealing the racism of a colonial infantryman who views people such as the native water-bearer as being of a "lower order". The poem was published as one of the set of martial poems called the Barrack-Room Ballads.

7 comments:

gopmadan said...

gunga din

Pi.R.Square said...

Gunga Diner & Gunga DIn

ZBK said...

Gunga Din

VK said...

Gunga Din

Anonymous said...

Ganga Din

Anonymous said...

The Phoenix painted by Per Krohg is currently housed at the Security Council Chamber of the UN

PSK said...

Gunga Din.