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Edition: Pegasus Books
Date of issue: March 8th 2009
ISBN: 1605980315
ISBN 13: 9781605980317
Language: English
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Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay in 1865 and spent his early years there, before being sent to England at the age of six, where he was desperately unhappy. Charles Allen's great-grandfather brought the sixteen-year-old Kipling back to India to work on The Civil and Military Gazette, and thus began young Rudyard's literary career.


He arrived in Bombay on October 18, 1882—"a prince entering his kingdom"—and for the next seven years, his writing established him as a popular and critical, though sometimes controversial, success. Allen has written a brilliant account of these formative years—as a child in India, his unhappy years in England, and his coming of age back "home" in Bombay. In this tale of family and Empire, 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 how it would shape his life and writing over the next twenty years.


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Ebook Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling read Online! Charles Allen (born 1940) is a British writer and historian. He was born in India, where several generations of his family served under the British Raj. His work focuses on India and South Asia in general. Allen's most notable work is Kipling Sahib, a biography of Rudyard Kipling. His most recent work, Ashoka: the Search for India's Lost Emperor, was published in February 2012.

Selected works
1975. Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the Twentieth Century.
1977. RAJ: A Scrapbook of British India 1877-1947.
1979. Tales from the Dark Continent: Images of British Colonial Africa in the Twentieth Century.
1982. A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India.
1983. Tales from the South China Seas: Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century.
1984. Lives of the Indian Princes, with co-author Sharada Dwivedi.
1987. Kipling's Kingdom: His Best Indian Stories.
1986. A Glimpse of the Burning Plain: Leaves from the Journals of Charlotte Canning.
1988. A Soldier of the Company: Life of an Indian Ensign 1833-43.
1989. Architecture of the British Empire, Ed. R. Fermor-Hesketh.
1990. The Savage Wars of Peace: Soldiers' Voices 1945-1989.
1991. Thunder and Lightning: the RAF in the Gulf War.
1999. The Search for Shangri-La: a Journey into Tibetan History.
2000. India Through the Lens: Photography 1840-1911, Ed. Vidya Dehejia.
2000. Soldier Sahibs: the Men who Made the North-West Frontier.
2002. The Buddha and the Sahibs: the Men who Discovered India's Lost Religion.
2004. Duel in the Snows: the True Story of the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa.
2005. Maharajas:Resonance from the Past.
2006. God's Terrorists: the Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of Modern Jihad.
2007. Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling.
2008. The Buddha and Dr Fuhrer: an Archaeological Scandal.
2011. The Taj at Apollo Bunder: the History of the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai', with co-author Sharada Dwivedi.
2012. Ashoka: the Search for India's Lost Emperor.


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