Comical humanist

Sir,— Your editorial, "Tintin's New Saga" (Nov. 28) was a treat for Tintin fans. Even though Tintin, like his creator Herge, lived in a time when "imperialism" was the buzzword and theories of the white man's supremacy did the rounds, Tintin never failed to convey to its readers the noble ideals of equality and brotherhood. This focus on human values was always present in each of Tintin's adventures although there never was any "sermonising" of any kind.

It is his unwavering commitment to human values (without being always politically correct) that have made reporter Tintin one of the most popular literary creations.

Arunava Gupta,


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