British (Indian-born) author.
1865 - Born on the 30th of December in Bombay.
Educated in England at the United Services College, Westward Ho, Bideford.
1882 - Returned to India, where he worked for Anglo-Indian newspapers.
1886 - His literary career began with Departmental Ditties but subsequently he became chiefly known as a writer of short stories.
1888 - Wrote the Plain Tales from the Hills (1888) and Soldiers Three (1888), collections of short stories with roughly and affectionately drawn soldier portraits.
1892 - His Barrack Room Ballads were written for, as much as about, the common soldier.
1894 - Appeared his Jungle Book, which became a children's classic all over the world.
1901 - Wrote Kim (1901), the story of Kimball O'Hara and his adventures in the Himalayas, is perhaps his most felicitous work. Other works include The Second Jungle Book (1895), The Seven Seas (1896), Captains Courageous (1897), The Day's Work (1898), Stalky and Co. (1899), Just So Stories (1902), Trafficks and Discoveries (1904), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), Actions and Reactions (1909), Debits and Credits (1926), Thy Servant a Dog (1930), and Limits and Renewals (1932).
1907 - He won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1926 - Received the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature, which only Scott, Meredith, and Hardy had been awarded before him.
1936 - He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 18th of January.
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