Rudyard Kipling is a poet, writer, journalist, and author rolled into one. After settling in Brattleboro, Vermont, he successfully finished one of his popular books – The Jungle Book.
Birth Date: December 30, 1865
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Occupation: Short-story writer, novelist, poet, journalist
Notable Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature
Genre: Short story, novel, children’s literature, poetry, travel literature, science fiction
Spouse: Caroline Starr Balestier
- In 1888 Rudyard released 6 short novel collections including The Phantom Rickshaw, Soldiers Three, Wee Willie Winkie, The Story of the Gadsbys, Under the Deodards and In Black and White.
- Kipling was the youngest laureate for the Nobel prize in literature. It was awarded to him in 1907 when he was at the age of 42, and It made him the 1st author to be awarded the prize and the youngest recipient up until now.
- His first encounter with Mark Tawn was on his journey to London; then he traveled North America.
- He sailed for England after taking his six-months salary when he got fired in his work due to an argument in a newspaper company which was in 1889.
Notable Characters Created
Place of Origin: Unknown
Alias: Man Cub
Weapon: Knife, Fire
Friends: Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Black panther, Akela the Wolf
Place of Origin: Oodeypore
Personalities: Dignified, aspiring, humble, responsible, irritable, slightly pessimistic, caring, fatherly, protective, instructive, level-headed, wise, rational, no-nonsense, grouchy, solemn, persistent, good-hearted, loyal, helpful, intellectual, watchful, easily annoyed, selfless
Originally born in captivity in the menagerie of the Rajah of Oodeypore, India, Bagheera began to pine for his freedom after he ran away with his friends. Once he was mature and strong enough he broke the lock on his cage and escaped into the jungle, where his ferocity and cunning won him the respect of all its other inhabitants, except Shere Khan the tiger (likely out of his arrogance). Bagheera revealed all this to Mowgli later. None but Mowgli ever learned that Bagheera once wore a collar and chain, explaining the cat’s special insight concerning Men.
Species: Bengal tiger
Place of Origin: Unknown
Other Names: Khan, Old Stripes, Lord of the Jungle, Khanny, Stripes, Your Highness
Weapons: Teeth and Claws
Personalities: Prideful, suave, confident, cruel, manipulative, ruthless, devious, mysterious, testy, aggressive, powerful, deadly, murderous, obstinate, polite
Death: Trampled by buffaloes
Shere Khan was a tiger of the Indian jungle and the main antagonist of The Jungle Book. Shere Khan was Mowgli’s archenemy.
After accidentally stepping into a bear trap , and derisively nicknamed Lungri (The Lame One) by his own mother, Shere Khan was arrogant and regarded himself as the rightful lord of the jungle. It seemed, however, that the only creature who looked up to him was Tabaqui, the cowardly, despised jackal.