from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kipling, (Joseph) Rudyard 1865-1936. British writer whose major works, including the short story "The Man Who Would Be King” (1889), a collection of children's stories, The Jungle Book (1894), and the novel Kim (1901), are set in British-occupied India. He won the 1907 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • proper n. A surname.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Rudyard Kipling, English author (1865-1936). He was born at Bombay, India in 1865, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, who was formerly head of the Lahore School of Industrial Art. He was educated in England and returned to India in 1880 as editor of the “Lahore Civil and Military Gazette.” He returned to England about 1889, and lived several years in the United States. While in India he published stories, sketches, and poems descriptive of India and Anglo-Indian military and civil life: “ Departmental Ditties, etc.”, “Plain Tales from the Hills”, “Mine Own People”, “Soldiers Three”, “Barrack-room Ballads, etc.”, and others. After leaving India he published “The Light That Failed,” “Naulahka” (with Balestier), “Many Inventions,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Second Jungle Book,” “The Seven Seas,” “Captains Courageous,” “The White Man's Burden,” “Kim,” “The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories,” and others.

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  • n. English author of novels and poetry who was born in India (1865-1936)


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