Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling

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Little, Brown, 2007 - Authors, English - 426 pages
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Charles Allen traces the Indian experiences of Kipling's parents, Lockwood and Alice, and reveals what kind of culture the young writer was born into and then returned to when still a teenager.

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KIPLING SAHIB: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling

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Historian Allen (God's Terrorists, 2005, etc.) chronicles the British author's early years.Allen is a particularly apt Kipling biographer—"I was born to write this book," he writes—because his great ... Read full review

Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1900

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Allen, who has written many books on India and spent his formative years there, covers the first half of Kipling's life and explains it within the context of the British presence in India. Kipling ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Allen was born in India, where six generations of his family served under the Raj.

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