Based on the classic, celebrated Jungle Booksand including songs, poems and sketches, Rudyard Kipling's newly discovered play follows the fortunes of Mowgli the man-cub. After being rescued from the hungry clutches of Shere Khan, the lame tiger, Mowgli is adopted by the wolf-pack. But as Shere Khan's power over the Jungle increases, Mowgli is exiled to the human village, although he vows to return and kill the tiger. Through Dulia, a young girl, he learns the strength of love, which he believes can unite the different and conflicting worlds of animals and people. Thomas Pinney's Introduction provides a fascinating background to the play's origins, disappearance and rediscovery, while the notes include Kipling's revisions and provide illuminating insights into the way he worked.