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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and was educated in England from the age of six. He returned to India to work as a journalist, and his earliest poems and stories were published in newspapers; his first book, Departmental Ditties, and Other Verses (1886), was followed by many more, including collected short stories and the children's tales for which he is still widely remembered. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.