This is a collection of short stories about colonial life in India, by Rudyard Kipling. They deal with the conflict between the British and the natives of India, and the sometimes pointless lives of those tasked with governing that land.
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About the Author
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901) and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If-" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift". Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known." In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize and its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.
Table of Contents
THE LANG MEN O' LARUT REINGELDER AND THE GERMAN FLAG THE WANDERING JEW THROUGH THE FIRE THE FINANCES OF THE GODS THE AMIR'S HOMILY JEWS IN SHUSHAN THE LIMITATIONS OF PAMBE SERANG LITTLE TOBRAH BUBBLING WELL ROAD 'THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT' GEORGIE PORGIE NABOTH THE DREAM OF DUNCAN PARRENNESS THE INCARNATION OF KRISHNA MULVANEY THE COURTING OF DINAH SHADD ON GREENHOW HILL THE MAN WHO WAS THE HEAD OF THE DISTRICT WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CLERGY AT THE END OF THE PASSAGE THE MUTINY OF THE MAVERICKS THE MARK OF THE BEAST THE RETURN OF IMRAY NAMGAY DOOLA BERTRAN AND BIMI MOTI GUJMUTINEER