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Rudyard Kipling was born in the city of Bombay India on December 30 1865 He made a significant contribution to English Literature in various areas including poetryshort stories and novels Rudyard Kipling came from an affluent family with his fatherworking at the Bombay School of Art and his mother coming from a family of veryaccomplished women Most of his childhood was spent in India where he was taken careof by a baby-sitter that instilled in him Indian culture and traditions Biography 1 Atthe young age of five he was sent to England for education purposes but he endured alife of misery resulting from mistreatment The experience left him with deeppsychological scars and a sense of betrayal Kipling 1 Kipling suffered from insomniathe rest of his life because of the victimization he went through when in the foster home This played an important part in his literary imagination The English schoolboy code ofhonor and duty affected his views in later life especially when it involved loyalty to aReturning to England in 1882 Rudyard worked as a newspaper reporter whichhelped him gain an experience of colonial life that he later represented in many of hisworks He found himself recognized by many admiring individuals A few years afterreturning to England he produced some of his best work including his most acclaimedpoem Recessional and his most famed novel Kim In 1907 Kipling won the Nobel prizefor literature the first English author to have done so Kipling 1 Soon after winningthe Nobel prize the deaths of both his children Josephine and John deeply affected his life Both of the incidents left a profound impression on his life which is noticeable in hisworks that were published after the deaths Biography 1 As quoted This tragic lossled Kipling to change from being the poet of Empire to the poet of bitterness and guilt As quoted by Andrew Lang There is a false air of bitterness there is a knowing air
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