Rudyard Kipling

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"Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a famous English poet, short-story writer, and novelist mostly remembered for his celebration of the British imperialism, stories as well as poems of the British soldiers in India, plus his stories for the children. Kipling was also awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born on 30 December 1865, in Bombay, during the Bombay Presidency of British India, although he was taken by his family to England while his age was five years. Kipling is popularly recognized for his compositions of fiction, together with The Jungle Book ( which is a compilation of stories that include ""Rikki-Tikki-Tavi""), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), Just So Stories (1902), several short stories, comprising of ""The Man Who Would Be King"" (1888); as well as his poems, comprising of Gunga Din (1890), Mandalay (1890), The White Man's Burden (1899) along with If— (1910). He is considered as a key innovator in the skill of the short story; his books on children are long-term classics of the children's literature; in addition to his best works are said to show evidence of a resourceful and bright narrative gift.

Rudyard Kipling was one among the most admired writers of England, in both the prose as well as the verse, during the late 19th as well as early 20th centuries. In the year 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the earliest English-language author to be given the prize, moreover to date he remains the youngest recipient of the award. Among the other honours, he was looked into for British Poet Laureateship along with on quite a lot of occasions for the knighthood, everyone of which he turned down.

Kipling's successive status has altered in accordance with the social as well as political climate of the age, hence the consequential contrasting opinions concerning him sustained for much of the 20th century. George Orwell entitled him with the name of ""prophet of British imperialism"". Douglas Kerr, a literary critic,...
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