Rudyard Kipling
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"Joseph Rudyard Kipling " was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British Armed Forces/British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Mumbai/Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British Raj/British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (novel)/Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay (poem)/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 enduring classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

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