- Kipling Kipling prop. 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
Syn: Rudyard Kipling. [WordNet 1.5 + Century Dict. 1906]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.