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IF by Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling- Nobel Prize Winning Author
I think that Rudyard Kipling was one of the greatest storytellers in this day and age. His great stories like Kim and Jungle Book are truly memorable.
Who can forget the characters he created in his stories? Most of his stories are set in Colonial India, during the period of the British Raj.
Rudyard Kipling was born in India on the 30th of December 1865. Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a short story writer, journalist, poet, and novelist. India was under British Colonial rule during this time. Having grown up in India, it influenced a lot of Kipling’s writings. Rudyard Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.
A few of Rudyard Kipling’s masterpieces are Jungle Book and Kim. He was a very entertaining writer. If you happen to read Jungle Book, where the animals communicate with one another, you will find it packed with humor. I first saw the movie, Jungle Book as a movie and thoroughly enjoyed the wit, sarcasm, and satire. If you do read the book, you will find that the author brings his story alive by infusing life and character into each of his animal characters and the hero of the story, Mowgli.
Kim was more of an action and adventure story, it is set after the Second Afghan War that ended in 1881. The author paints a very exotic picture of India during this period, with the large Indian populations, the British armies, the religions, the customs, and the traditions of the country. Rudyard Kipling succeeds in bringing to life this long-forgotten period in Indian history.
“The Man who would be King” is yet another amazing story, by Rudyard Kipling, about two former non-commissioned officers and ex-rogue soldiers of the British army, during colonial rule, who discover a fictional city. It is in this city, where one of them is mistaken to be a God and is made the King of Kafiristan. However, the two men are overcome by greed when they discover the wealth of the kingdom.
“Gunga Din” was another poem set in British India in 1890, from the view of a British soldier as he lies dying on the battlefield while watching a water carrier delivering water to all the injured soldiers. A movie was also produced based on this great and emotional poem.
Rudyard Kipling died at the age of 70, on the 18th of January 1936, and rests in Poet’s Corner, in Westminster Abbey.
The Man who would be King
Rudyard Kipling gave the Environment a Voice with his writings! - Rudyard Kipling was an ecologist writer!
Do you think that the writings of Rudyard Kipling have great ecological significance?