What is Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book all about?

The Jungle book is not only loved by children I think it's a favorite book of all us. There have been so many film adaptations made of the book and they all could not do complete justice to this magnum opus of Rudyard Kipling. It was written and published in 1894 and is a famous work of fiction of 112 pages. In fact, the first film on Jungle book was released in 1994.


Kipling tells the story of little Mowgli, who falls into the hands of a pack of wolves who raise him as their own child in a jungle. As he grows up, he falls into many adventures. His friends include Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther. The tales are fables, using animals to teach moral lessons like Panchtantra by Vishnu Sharma. The verses of "The Law of the Jungle” are very interesting and each story in each chapter is like an epigram.

Characters In The Story

Many characters are present in the novel with a strange nomenclature. Baloo is similar to Hindi translation ‘Bhaloo’ and some others too have similar names. Other characters are Akela, Bagheera, Chil, Darzee, Wolf and so on.

Thus, due to the unique narrative, this book accounts for easy reading for all age groups.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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