The Kiplings and India: A Collection of Writings from British India, 1870-1900

John Lockwood Kipling

John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) is the father of Rudyard and Alice Kipling and husband to Alice MacDonald Kipling. He was born and raised in Yorkshire, England, and moved to India in 1870. For some years he taught at the JJ School of Art in Bombay (now Mumbai), before moving to Lahore, where he became the principal of the Mayo School of Art. Throughout the 1870s, Lockwood Kipling wrote weekly columns for the Allahabad-based Pioneer newspaper, reporting on events occurring in the local vicinity. Lockwood Kipling was also a prolific illustrator and museum curator; many of his illustrations can be seen in books like the first edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Lockwood Kipling also worked with Flora Annie Steele, illustrating her Tales from the Punjab

Writings by Lockwood Kipling on this site:

"The Mirror of Two Worlds"
"An Anglo-Indian Episode"
"My Christmas at the Ajaibgaum Exhibition" (debated authorship)
"Mofussil Jurisdiction"


Lockwood Kipling's Illustrations
Lockwood Kipling's Indian journalism
Beast and Man in India
"Lahore as it was" 
Excerpts from Lockwood Kipling's Art-historical writing


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