what is the underline idea behind the authors detailed description bringing up of the tiger king?

The tiger king was brought up by an English nanny, made to watch English movies, and was tutored in English by an Englishman. he grew up drinking the milk of an English cow. The author is trying to bring out the fact that people considered English to be the sign of a superior class. He is mocking the beliefs of the 'so-called' elite who take pride in following English ways instead of adopting their own culture. This divide is still seen in modern society.

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The main theory behind the detailed description of the king's childhood was to show how greatly the British have influenced the kingdoms. The king's wanted the king to learn everything in English so that later on their state/kingdom should not be taken up by the British.

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