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Stripes

An Indian boy and a Bengal tiger: a tale familiar to children a century ago from Rudyard Kipling's story of Mowgli and Shere Khan in The Jungle Book. Call the...

An Icon Of Empire

Another book about Rudyard Kipling — nearly 50 are listed in the bibliography of The Long Recessional (John Murray; 351 pages) — needs to be exceptional to...

Finding the Old in the New

When Rudyard Kipling first landed in Japan, as he wrote in a travel book published exactly 100 years ago, he couldn't conceal his shock. The first man he met, a...

CENTRAL ASIA

The Clinton Administration's decision not to oppose a $1.6 billion plan to build a natural-gas pipeline through Iran is a signal that the U.S. wants to improve...

Press: Tapping The Kiddie Market

Once upon a time there were many magazines for children, and they featured such artful writers as Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens. But today's children are...

New Movies: The Jungle Book

What do you think of Kipling? I don't know. I have never Kippled. — Victorian joke Judging from The Jungle Book, the last film he personally supervised,...

Foreign News: King of English

Mr. Kipling reveals life by flashes of vulgarity—Oscar Wilde. I don't think the reading of Kipling ever changed anybody's life very much— George Bernard Shaw...

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