Daily Mail - Event
a month
You certainly wouldnt call Lockwood Kip­ling a household name. A splendid new exhibition at the V&A, however, reveals what an interesting Victorian ­figure he was in his own right.
Al Jazeera
2 months
The Guardian - Books
2 months
The Guardian - Books
a year
Vulgar rabble-rouser’, ‘rootless cosmopolitan’, ‘mouthpiece of the empire’ … Kipling has had his share of detractors. But, 150 years after his birth, interest in India’s greatest English-language writer is growing There’s a dilapidated bangla (bungalow) in the grounds of the Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai that commemorates the nearby birthplace of Rudyard Kipling. But it’s not the actual spot where one of India’s greatest English language writers (arguably the greatest) was born to the school’s principal, John Lockwood Kipling and his wife Alice, 150 years ago this month, on 30 December 1865 – that has long since disappeared. And, apart from a plaque that seems to have a shifting presence, there’s really not much to show for Rudyard himself. Efforts by the Indian and state governments, as well as private foundations, to turn the place into a museum, or something appropriate to Kipling, have foundered, largely because Indians can never quite decide what they think about him.
BBC 1
a year
In the 1860s thousands of tourists were visiting Roger odd. Amongst these with a future parents of the young poet, Alice and John Lockwood Kipling.