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The Jewel in the Crown - Young Kumar Summary & Analysis

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Young Kumar Summary

The story of Hari Kumar begins with the story of his father, Duleep. Duleep Kumar grows wealthy in England, where he changes the spelling of his last name to Coomer and goes by the first name David. He brings Hari, whose name he chose because of its similarity to "Harry," to England when he is two and sends him to a prestigious school called Chillingborough where he receives the most English of educations and upbringings.

Duleep first comes to England as a young man to study law. The Kumar family are wealthy land owners in India, and Duleep, the youngest boy, stands to receive a comfortable inheritance if he follows his family's wishes and stays in India and gets married. He insists that he wants to go to England to study, even giving up his part of the future inheritance to finance it. His father...

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