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how does 'the tiger king ' show man callousness towards wildlife

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THE TIGER KING

    - Kalki

This story is about ‘the Tiger King’, the Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, who was known for his “indomitable courage”.

I

A prophesy and “a great miracle”

The crown prince of the kingdom of Pratibandapuram was rumored to have miraculously spoken his first words when he was just ten days old. His words proved his intelligence, inquisitiveness and bravery to the astrologers.

The astrologers’ prophesized that though the young prince will grow up to be the mightiest of kings, a tiger will cause his death.

II

The education and coronation of Jung Jung Bahadur

British dominance and its effect on the royalty of India had a huge impact on the kind of education given to princes across the country. Even the prince of Pratibandapuram “drank the milk of an English cow, was brought up by an English nanny, tutored in English by an Englishman, saw nothing but English films.” He was crowned king at the age of twenty. 

The killing of the first tiger and acceptance of the challenge

The prince grew up to become arrogant but brave Maharaja of Pratibandapuram. As the stories of his foretold but long forgotten end resurfaced, he searched and killed his first tiger to show his superiority and rebellion against fate.

Considering this to be his victory over his destined future, he called upon the state astrologer. The latter informed him that he had no life threat from the first ninety-nine of his hunted tigers but it was the hundredth one that he needed to protect himself from. Nevertheless, the Maharaja decided to kill at least hundred tigers as a challenge against this foretold destiny.

III

Maharaja’s obsession with tigers

The Maharaja’s sole aim of life became the hunt of tigers. This obsession led him to restrict to himself the right to kill all the tigers in the tiger-rich forests of Pratibandapuram. He even issued a proclamation that anybody who dared even to think evil of any of the tigers in the state would be liable to confiscation of wealth and property. To achieve the aim of killing hundred tigers, he neglected all his duties as a king. 

A gift of fifty rings to duraisani 

In keeping with this vow, the Maharaja out rightly denied even a British official, “durai,” who desired to hunt down a tiger. The durai’s sole aim was to get his photograph clicked with a tiger 's corpse and a gun over his shoulders. However, fearing the British wrath and to safeguard his kingdom, he readily sent fifty diamond rings to the British official 's wife. But since she kept all the fifty rings instead of one as intended, he had to bear an expense of three lakh rupees.

IV

Tigers extinct in Pratibandapuram

Ten years saw the corpses of seventy tigers in the forests of Pratibandapuram. Gradually, the forests became bereft of tigers.

The maharaja decided to get married

So, he married a princess of the state that had the maximum number of tigers. Through this alliance, he acquired access to his father-in-law’s forests. Soon his score of tiger killing rose to ninety-nine but stagnated thereafter, as the tigers became extinct there too.

V

The search for the hundredth tiger & Maharaja’s fury

Though all the forests were searched exhaustively, the hundredth tiger could not be found. This wait made the maharaja gloomy, haughty and impatient. Soon a village reported frequent incidences of sheep disappearance. It was supposed that a wild tiger was the reason. The Maharaja was delighted with the news and exempted the village from all taxes for three years.

Soon an expedition was set out to kill this tiger. However, the tiger could not be found. In his rage, Maharaja fired many of his officials from their jobs and doubled the land tax of the villagers. When the dewan tried to reason it out with the Maharaja, he was asked to resign.

Dewan’s plan - the hundredth tiger!

Scared of losing his job, the dewan devised a plan. He got a tiger brought from Madras and, secretly yet intelligently, left it in the forest where the Maharaja’s expedition was going on.

On spotting this tiger, the Maharaja shot directly at the pale and fragile tiger, which “fell in a crumpled heap.”

Maharaja’s misconception

Maharaja, elated with his victory, left for his state. However, as the hunters took a closer look at the tiger, they found that the tiger had collapsed merely at the sound of the bullet. Distressed with the thought of losing their jobs, the hunters killed the tiger themselves and, as ordered by the Maharaja, took the dead tiger in a grand procession through the town and buried it. A tomb was a

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THE TIGER KING

    - Kalki

This story is about ‘the Tiger King’, the Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, who was known for his “indomitable courage”.

I

A prophesy and “a great miracle”

The crown prince of the kingdom of Pratibandapuram was rumored to have miraculously spoken his first words when he was just ten days old. His words proved his intelligence, inquisitiveness and bravery to the astrologers.

The astrologers’ prophesized that though the young prince will grow up to be the mightiest of kings, a tiger will cause his death.

II

The education and coronation of Jung Jung Bahadur

British dominance and its effect on the royalty of India had a huge impact on the kind of education given to princes across the country. Even the prince of Pratibandapuram “drank the milk of an English cow, was brought up by an English nanny, tutored in English by an Englishman, saw nothing but English films.” He was crowned king at the age of twenty. 

The killing of the first tiger and acceptance of the challenge

The prince grew up to become arrogant but brave Maharaja of Pratibandapuram. As the stories of his foretold but long forgotten end resurfaced, he searched and killed his first tiger to show his superiority and rebellion against fate.

Considering this to be his victory over his destined future, he called upon the state astrologer. The latter informed him that he had no life threat from the first ninety-nine of his hunted tigers but it was the hundredth one that he needed to protect himself from. Nevertheless, the Maharaja decided to kill at least hundred tigers as a challenge against this foretold destiny.

III

Maharaja’s obsession with tigers

The Maharaja’s sole aim of life became the hunt of tigers. This obsession led him to restrict to himself the right to kill all the tigers in the tiger-rich forests of Pratibandapuram. He even issued a proclamation that anybody who dared even to think evil of any of the tigers in the state would be liable to confiscation of wealth and property. To achieve the aim of killing hundred tigers, he neglected all his duties as a king. 

A gift of fifty rings to duraisani 

In keeping with this vow, the Maharaja out rightly denied even a British official, “durai,” who desired to hunt down a tiger. The durai’s sole aim was to get his photograph clicked with a tiger 's corpse and a gun over his shoulders. However, fearing the British wrath and to safeguard his kingdom, he readily sent fifty diamond rings to the British official 's wife. But since she kept all the fifty rings instead of one as intended, he had to bear an expense of three lakh rupees.

IV

Tigers extinct in Pratibandapuram

Ten years saw the corpses of seventy tigers in the forests of Pratibandapuram. Gradually, the forests became bereft of tigers.

The maharaja decided to get married

So, he married a princess of the state that had the maximum number of tigers. Through this alliance, he a

Posted by Shadab Nawaz (student) on 29/1/13

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THE TIGER KING

    - Kalki

This story is about ‘the Tiger King’, the Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, who was known for his “indomitable courage”.

I

A prophesy and “a great miracle”

The crown prince of the kingdom of Pratibandapuram was rumored to have miraculously spoken his first words when he was just ten days old. His words proved his intelligence, inquisitiveness and bravery to the astrologers.

The astrologers’ prophesized that though the young prince will grow up to be the mightiest of kings, a tiger will cause his death.

II

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THE TIGER KING

    - Kalki

This story is about ‘the Tiger King’, the Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, who was known for his “indomitable courage”.

I

A prophesy and “a great miracle”

The crown prince of the kingdom of Pratibandapuram was rumored to have miraculously spoken his first words when he was just ten days old. His words proved his intelligence, inquisitiveness and bravery to the astrologers.

The astrologers’ prophesized that though the young prince will grow up to be the mightiest of kings, a tiger will cause his death.

II

The education and coronation of Jung Jung Bahadur

British dominance and its effect on the royalty of India had a huge impact on the kind of education given to princes across the country. Even the prince of Pratibandapuram “drank the milk of an English cow, was brought up by an English nanny, tutored in English by an Englishman, saw nothing but English films.” He was crowned king at the age of twenty. 

The killing of the first tiger and acceptance of the challenge

The prince grew up to become arrogant but brave Maharaja of Pratibandapuram. As the stories of his foretold but long forgotten end resurfaced, he searched and killed his first tiger to show his superiority and rebellion against fate.

Considering this to be his victory over his destined future, he called upon the state astrologer. The latter informed him

Posted by Shadab Nawaz (student) on 29/1/13

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Hiii simple summary kya h

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how does kalki refers to indian national congress ?

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This is the story of The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, who became known as The Tiger King. According to the legend , where he was born,the astrologers proclaimed that having been under a particular star meant that he would have to die. Hearing this, the Royal Prince who was then only ten days old suddenly spoke, much to the astonishment of all assembled there

Posted by Vidyadinoj (teacher) on 29/9/14

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the story begains with the bith of the king  whoes short name was the tiger king when he was born  the astrologer came to their palace and told that on day he will die as the the 10 days old king shope to them all get shocked as he asked how is he going to die whats new in that then they elaborated and told he will be killed by a tiger after listening this he said let tiger be aware of me as he grew up he was given the palace and  as he was crowned as king after beng king he recolled the past and went for hunt of tiger he killed 1 tiger and presented to the astrologer and said he is dead but astrologer said may be he is not that who will kill u and said be awere of the 100th tiger the announcement was made no one will kill the tiger accept the king and king killed all the tiger of that place  but didnt achived the target so he married the girl where their were the tiger when ever he visited he killed all the tigers all the tiger were vanished from there and his target was 99 he only ned one more to achieve the target and as he wanted to keep the britisher happy he send 50 daimond rigs to his wife as she may select one or 2 but she kept all and he has to pay 3 lahk for rigs but his empiror was saved ans one of his dewan told him about the tiger  which was old and was with dewan he bought it to forest and the tiger was killed by the king but he was not actually killed by the king he died of bullet noise after that the king become happy and he thought about his son birthday present and he bought him a tiger which had a rough surface while playing he got hurt with silver he took  the silver out of his hand  and ignored  it as time passed it developed puss into it and then it spreaded to full hand and after that during operation he died so this was the stroy of tiger king and his death accured only  by a tiger

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