Scholars visit Vt. birthplace of ‘The Jungle Book’

October 7, 2013 • Entertainment

In this Oct. 2, 2013 photo, author Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont home, which he named Naulakha, is framed by foliage in Dummerston, Vt. Kipling scholars from the United Kingdom and the U.S. will be at Vermont’s Marlboro College Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 7 and 8, 2013, for the first-ever meeting of the Kipling Society outside the U.K. (AP Photo/Matthew Cavanaugh)

MARLBORO, Vt. (AP) — Mention the name Rudyard Kipling, and images of tropical forests, mongooses and cobras come to mind — not the snowy vistas of Vermont. But that’s exactly where many of the British writer’s best-known tales, including “The Jungle Book,” took shape.

In honor of his connections to Vermont, a group of scholars known as the Kipling Society is holding its symposium outside the United Kingdom for the first time — and touring a home the author built in the shape of a ship, high on a hill overlooking the Login to read more

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