Study Guide

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi from The Jungle Book Allusions

By Rudyard Kipling

Allusions

Historical References

  • Segowell (now Sugauli) Cantonment (1)—a cantonment is an old name for a military base 
  • Marshal Adolphe Niel (17)—the Marshal Niel roses mentioned are named for this French marshal.
  • Sluice (50)—a channel to let out water

Religious References

  • Brahma (24)—spelt Brahm, he's the creator god in the Hindu pantheon.