The setting of the story (Sugauli is the modern spelling) is a city in the north of India, near the border of Nepal. At the time of Kipling’s writing, it served as the site of the Treaty of Sugauli in 1816, which ended the two-year Gurkha War between Great Britain and Nepal. A cantonment is a military base.
Segowlee (Sugauli) Cantonment Term Timeline in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
The timeline below shows where the term Segowlee (Sugauli) Cantonment appears in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Rikki-tikki-tavi fought a great war in a bungalow in Segowlee. Though other animals offered advice, it was Rikki-tikki-tavi the mongoose—a small, pink-nosed creature somewhere between... (full context)