The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a collection of stories, published between 1893 and 1894, where adventure, exoticism and friendship are central topics. Mowgli the “man cub”, the black panther Bagheera and Baloo, a majestic and amiable bear, are the principal characters, famous and well known to readers of all ages. Numerous are the film adaptations of the book. The most famous is the one by Walt Disney (1967).
Rudyard Kipling was born on 30 December 1865 in Bombay. British writer and poet of Indian origins, in 1907 (when he was only 41 years old) Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature. His novels include: Captains Courageous, The Man Who Would Be King and Kim. He died in London, the 18 January 1936.