Day 46: The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling


Rudyard Kipling, in a letter written and signed by him , in 1895 was put up for auction in 2013. The letter contained a confesses of plagiarism in the ‘Jungle Book’. “I am afraid that all that code in its outlines has been manufactured to meet ‘the necessities of the case’: though a little of it is bodily taken from (Southern) Esquimaux rules for the division of spoils,” Kipling wrote in the letter. “In fact, it is extremely possible that I have helped myself promiscuously but at present cannot remember from whose stories I have stolen.

Source: Controversies

The Jungle Book was written Rudyard Kipling. It was published in 1894.

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