Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865 in Bombay, India. His early years in India, until he reached the age of six, seemed to have been idyllic. However, this would all change when him and his family went back to England in 1871. There they stayed for six months until his parents went back to India. During that time, Rudyard was still very young, so his parents put him in a foster home where he was beaten and mistreated. That experience left him with deep psychological scars. When his parents returned from India and found out what was happening to Rudyard, they immediately took him out of that school and brought him to a private school. He attended United Services College at Westward Ho in North Devon. The time that he spent in that school allowed him to grow fierce loyalties and a love of literature.
In 1882, Kipling returned to India where he spent the next seven years working in various positions as a journalist and editor and where he began to write about India itself and the "Anglo-Indian" society that presided over it. This was the start of his literary greatness. His first volume of poetry,
Departmental Ditties was published in 1886. His literary reputation was established by six stories of English life in India, published in India between 1888 and 1889. Rudyard also wrote the Jungle Book, which is still quite popular today. In 1907, Kipling was the first English author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, which was one of the greatest moments in his life. That greatness was quickly ended when his son died in World War 1, which eventually led to his death in 1936.
Kipling was born into a strong English family, which gave him...