Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book
  • The Jungle Book

  • Kipling's classic story re-imagined in the concrete jungle: a modern-day city like Mumbai.

    'A gangland coming-of-age fable.'

    Mowgli, an orphan boy, is being brought up by "the Wolves", a gang of petty criminals in a tenement block, and quickly learns how to survive in that world. But when the villainous Tiger Khan threatens Mowgli's life, two residents of the tenement block, "black panther" Bagheera and the "bear" Baloo, offer to help him escape and he embarks on a journey of self-discovery through the city...

    Adapted by Ayeesha Menon.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India, although educated in England. He was a prolific writer and recognized as a genius. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His many books for children includeJust So Stories and Kim.

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