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Subject: English , asked on 19/7/15

summary of the chapter THE TIGER KING.

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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

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Bhavna Sharma , added an answer, on 19/7/15
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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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Sheerin Ahmed , added an answer, on 14/5/17
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The Maharaja Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bhadur was called “Tiger King”. 

When he was just 10 days old he asked intelligent questions to the astrologers and was told that he would be killed by a tiger. He uttered “Let tigers beware!”

No other miracle took place, the child grew like any other Royal child drinking white cow’s milk, taught by an English tutor, looked after by an English nanny and watched English film

When he was 20, he was crowned as king. It was then the prediction of his death by the tiger reached the Maharaja’s ear and he in turn to safe guard himself killed a tiger and being thrilled he told the astrologer who replied that he can kill 99 tigers but should be careful with the 100th.

From then on he started killing tiger and none was allowed to hunt tiger s. A high-ranking British officer visited the state that was fond of hunting tiger and his wish was declined. 

The officer requested for getting a photograph with a tiger killed by Maharaja and this request was rejected. 

So to please the officer’s wife he sent 50 diamond rings expecting that she would take 1 or 2 instead she kept all the rings costing 3 lakh rupees and sent ‘thanks’ to the Maharaja. But his state was secured. 

In 10 years he killed 70 tiger and didn’t find any in Pratibandapuram so he decided to marry a girl from royal state which had more tigers to complete his target. 

Whenever he visited his in-laws he killed 5-6 tigers. So he killed 99 tigers and was feverishly anxious to kill the 100th but couldn’t find.

News about the presence of a tiger near a village proved disappointing. Now the Dewan was warned of his danger so he visited ‘People’s Park in Madras’ and brought an old tiger and placed it in the forest and informed the Maharaja

The Maharaja took great care and shot the tiger and left the place with great triumph. The bullet did not hit the tiger but out of fear the tiger had collapsed. Now the staff killed the tiger and brought it in grand procession. 

It was the 3rd birthday of the Maharaja’s son and he wanted to buy a present from the toyshop. He bought a wooden tiger which was poorly carved.  

While the Maharaja was playing with the prince a tiny sliver of the wooden tiger pierced his right hand which later on caused his death.
Thus the hundredth tiger takes his final revenge upon the “Tiger King”.
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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

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  1. The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bahadur, had many titles and sub-names. But he was popular as the Tiger King. The chief astrologer predicted that his death would come from a tiger.Crown prince Jung Jung Bahadur grew taller and stronger day by day. He was brought up by an English governess. He was tutored in English by an Englishman. When he grew to twenty he took the reign in his hands.
  2. The Maharaja continued his campaign of tiger-hunting with rare singlemindedness. Within a span of ten years he killed 70 tigers. It was his master strategy to marry a girl of a state which had a large tiger population. So he was able to kill 99 tigers in all.
  3. The Tiger King could pay any price to maintain his kingdom. He had to give a bribe worth three lakh rupees to a high ranking British official to retain his kingdom.
  4. The Maharaja knew how to take work from his minions. He used the dewan to find out the suitable girl for his marriage. He could be hot-headed and doubled the tax on the people. He also threatened the dewan to dismiss him from his service. It is ironical that the King met his death by a wooden tiger. At last, the hundredth tiger took revenge upon him.
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Aniket Sikka , added an answer, on 7/3/17
The tiger king is dead.Astrologers had foretold one day that Tiger king would actually have to die.He would grow up to become hero of heroes and champion of champions.The chief astrologer predicted that his death would come from a tiger.He must be particularly careful with the hundreth tiger.At the age of twenty,the Maharaja started out on a tiger hunt.He was able to kill ninety-nine tigers only.Only one tiger remained to complete his tally.On the third birthday of his son,he bought a wooden tiger for him.While playing with that tiny little wooden tiger,one of the slivers pierced his right hand.Infection spread in his hand and he died soon after.In this way,hundredth tiger took its final revenge upon the Tiger King.
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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
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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.

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  1. The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bahadur, had many titles and sub-names. But he was popular as the Tiger King. The chief astrologer predicted that his death would come from a tiger.Crown prince Jung Jung Bahadur grew taller and stronger day by day. He was brought up by an English governess. He was tutored in English by an Englishman. When he grew to twenty he took the reign in his hands.
  2. The Maharaja continued his campaign of tiger-hunting with rare singlemindedness. Within a span of ten years he killed 70 tigers. It was his master strategy to marry a girl of a state which had a large tiger population. So he was able to kill 99 tigers in all.
  3. The Tiger King could pay any price to maintain his kingdom. He had to give a bribe worth three lakh rupees to a high ranking British official to retain his kingdom.
  4. The Maharaja knew how to take work from his minions. He used the dewan to find out the suitable girl for his marriage. He could be hot-headed and doubled the tax on the people. He also threatened the dewan to dismiss him from his service. It is ironical that the King met his death by a wooden tiger. At last, the hundredth tiger took revenge upon him.
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