The Two Tigers

The Two Tigers (original title: Le due tigri) is the fourth adventure novel in the Sandokan series written by Italian author Emilio Salgari, published in 1904.

The Two Tigers
Sandokan The Two Tigers Cover.jpg
English Cover
AuthorEmilio Salgari
Original titleLe due tigri
TranslatorNico Lorenzutti
LanguageEnglish, Original: Italian
GenreAdventure fiction
Young adult literature
PublisherROH Press (first English translation)
Donath (first Italian publisher)
Publication date
  • English 2007
  • Italian 1904
Media typePaperback, Ebook
Preceded byThe Pirates of Malaysia 
Followed byThe King of the Sea 

Plot summaryEdit

India, 1857. Just when Tremal-Naik's life was getting back to normal, the Thugs of the Kali cult return to exact their revenge by kidnapping his daughter Darma. Summoned by Kammamuri, Sandokan and Yanez De Gomera immediately set sail for India to help their loyal friend. But the evil sect knows of their arrival and thwarts them at every turn. Have our heroes finally met their match? It's the Tiger of Malaysia versus the Tiger of India in a fight to the death!

Film versionsEdit

There has been one film adaptation of the novel, The Two Tigers filmed in 1941 starring Luigi Pavese as Sandokan, Massimo Girotti as Tremal-Naik, and Sandro Ruffini as Yanez.


  • The action takes place against the backdrop of the Great Mutiny, the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
  • Many of the events described in the novel actually occurred.

See alsoEdit

Novels in the Sandokan Series:

Novels in The Black Corsair series

External linksEdit