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Honor In The Miracle Of Purun Bhagat By Rudyard Kipling

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“The Miracle of Purun Bhagat” was written by Rudyard Kipling. The setting changes throughout the story, but began in the north-western part of India. The main character, Purun Dass, later Bhagat, was a Prime Minister of one of the semi-independent States of India. He eventually retires his position and starts a journey that gives him great honor.
Purun Dass was a Brahmin, which is a member of the highest Hindu caste. Purun lived in the north-western part of India. He, along with his master, “established schools for little girls, made roads, and started State dispensaries and shows of agricultural implements, and published a yearly blue-book on the ‘Moral and Material Progress of the ...view middle of the document...

Purun sets off on his journey and finds himself in the Himalayas living in a shrine that is dedicated to Kali. Down the slope is a village that welcomes Purun and brings him food and water. Purun decided that he had found his new home, the place he was meant to be. It was during this time that the people of the village down the slope called him Bhagat (The Miracle of Purun Bhagat).
During this time, Purun finds peace. While being very still, different animals start to approach him and even befriend him. The animals that befriended Purun consisted of Sona, the black bear, the langur monkeys, and the barasingh deer. He called the animals his Brothers and they would normally stay with him in the shrine. One night, Purun noticed that his brothers did not stay with him. He called out for them until he fell asleep. He was then awoken by a langur trying to pull Purun out of the shrine. Then the barasingh deer came to him and pushed him out of the shrine with his antlers. Purun noticed why his brothers did not want to be with him. The mountain was falling in a mud slide (The Miracle of Purun Bhagat).
Purun could have left with his brothers and lived happily. But Purun looked at the begging bowl and had a change of heart. His time as Sir Purun Dass, K.C.I.E., being Prime Minister reminded him that he was to command and save lives. He decides to go down the slope, with...

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