Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling [Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons Rudyard Kipling was born in India, 'the jewel in the Crown of the British Empire', in 1865. His life straddles the turn of the twentieth-century almost exactly (he died in 1936), a period that also saw the British Empire reach its height and begin its decline -- Indian independence came little more than a decade after Kipling's death in 1947. The contrasting locations of his birth (the first six years of his life were spent in the multicultural and vibrantly bustling city of Bombay) and death (the rolling green, and quintessentially 'British', countryside of Sussex) epitomize the paradoxical nature of Kipling, the literary man. Where so many of his writings set in India exhibit a zest and enthusiasm for Eastern culture, landscape, and peoples, an equally large number of his poems are filled with racism, pro-imperial jingoism, and an undying belief in the white man's right to global rule. Just as his life-span straddled the century, Kipling straddled geographical boundaries and ideological positions, and these inconsistencies come through most prominently, and productively, in his literature. Kipling alluded directly to...
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1 Kipling, the Elton John of his age?

Professor Elleke Boehmer discusses why Kipling's writing, and his poetry of the late...

Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies
2 Julian Thompson on Rudyard Kipling

Dr Julian Thompson considers a writer described by Kingsley Amis as 'our greatest writer of...

Julian Thompson
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1 Puck of Pook's Hill

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2 Souvenirs of France

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3 A Book of Words

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4 Tales of the Trade

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5 The Seven Seas

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6 Something of Myself, For My Friends Known and Unknown

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7 France at War

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8 Plain Tales from the Hills

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9 Departmental Ditties and other verses

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10 Just So Stories for Little Children

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11 Destroyers at Jutland

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12 A Kipling Anthology of Verse

Publisher info: Paris: Nelson, 1925

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13 The Light That Failed

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14 Soldiers Three

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15 A Kipling Anthology of Prose

Publisher info: Macmillan & Co Ltd: London, 1922

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16 Limits and Renewals

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17 American Notes

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18 The Fringes of the Fleet

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19 City of Dreadful Night

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20 Letters of Marque

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21 In an Opium Factory

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22 Traffics and Discoveries

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23 The Five Nations

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24 Barrack-Room Ballads

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25 Actions and Reactions

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26 The Smith Administration

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27 The Naulahka: A Story of West and East

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28 Rewards and Fairies

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29 The Phantom Rickshaw; and other tales

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30 The Second Jungle Book

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31 From Sea to Sea

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32 The Muse Among the Motors

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33 Debits and Credits

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34 Wee Willie Winkie ; and other child stories

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35 Kim

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36 The Years Between

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37 The Jungle Book

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38 The Day's Work

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39 Captains Courageous : a story of the Grand Banks

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40 Among the Railway Folk

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41 Many Inventions

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42 Stalky & Co

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43 Life's Handicap

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44 A Diversity of Creatures

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45 Under the Deodars

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46 The Eyes of Asia

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47 The Giridih Coal-Fields

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48 Thy Servant, A Dog

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49 The White Man’s Burden

Poem from 'The Five Nations'

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1 Rudyard Kipling
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Dominic Davies
2 Colonial Writers - Introduction

The title of the 'Post/Colonial' section of the Great Writers Inspire website is intended to...

Dominic Davies
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1 Photograph of Rudyard Kipling
2 Illustrated Book Cover for 'The Jungle Book'

The book poster for "The Jungle Book," by writer Rudyard Kipling, published by The Century...