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Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon, 23 April 1879 – 5 August 1940) was a much loved and well respected English-born American writer of adventure fiction. He lived for most of his life in the United States, and was also known to write under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Any profits made from the sale of this book will go towards supporting the Freeriver Community project, a project that aims to support community and encourage well-being.
In 1914 Mundy published his first novel, Rung Ho!, soon followed by The Winds of the World and King of the Khyber Rifles, all of which were set in British India and drew upon his own experiences. Critically acclaimed, they were published in both the .
The story is very contrived and routine, but its enjoyable to go on Mundy's ride for the most part. He obviously knew India, at least certain segments of India, and brings that world vividly to life. He sketches his characters economically and broadly but they do stand out on the page.
Hira Singh : when India came to fight in Flanders.
Rung ho! Chapter I. Howrah City bows the knee More or less to masters three, King, and Prince, and Siva. Howrah City pays in pain Taxes which the royal twain Give to priests, to give again (More or less) to Siva. THAT was no time or place for any girl of twenty to be wandering unprotected
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Rung Ho - Talbot Mundy. Many of his novels including his first ‘Rung Ho!’ and his most famous ‘King - Of the Khyber Rifles are set during the British Raj in India. Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy. Talbot Mundy was born William Lancaster Gribbon on April 23rd 1879 in London. After a particularly undistinguished record at Rugby School, he ran off to Germany and joined a circus. His time in India was short though he spent many years in Africa and, as seen in the attached bibliography, Talbot had no fear or qualms about writing about any location. Talbot became an American citizen on 9th December 1916.
Talbot Mundy was born William Lancaster Gribbon on April 23rd 1879 in London. After his return, from Germany, he left Britain to work as a relief worker in Baroda in India, followed by further adventures in Africa, the Near East and the Far East. In early 1922, Mundy moved to San Diego, California and in late 1923 began writing perhaps his finest novel, Om, the Secret of Ahbor Valley.