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Ruskin Bond


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Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh , on 19th May, 1934, and grew up in Shimla, Jamnagar, Dehradun and Mussoorie. As a young man, he spent four years in the Channel Island and London. He now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.
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In the course of a writing career spanning thirty five years, he has written over a hundred short stories, essays, novels and more than thirty books for children. Three collections of short stories, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops at Shamli and Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra have been published by Penguin India. He has also edited two anthologies, The Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories and The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories. Bonds writing is greatly influenced by the hills, and the valley of Dehra Dun, where he spent his childhood.

Ruskin Bond?s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Vagrants in the Valley was also written in his teens and picks up from where The Room leaves off. These two novellas were published in one volume in 1993. His non-fiction writing, Rain in the Mountains was also much acclaimed. Since then he has written several novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children?s books.

Ruskin Bond has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. His novel, The Flight of Pigeons was adapted into a movie, Junoon.
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He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra and the Padma Shri in 1999 for children?s literature.

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Time Stops At Shamli & Other Stories by Ruskin BondTime Stops At Shamli & Other Stories by Ruskin Bond
An enchanting collection of stories from the little-known heartland of India.

Ruskin Bond's characters-who live for the most part in the country's small towns and villages-are not the sort who Read More...
Pages: 180

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The Rupa Book Of TravellersThe Rupa Book Of Travellers' Tales by Ruskin Bond
Fascinating and true stories of travelers who were caught up in unexpected events or tricky situation:a South American revolution,a plane crash in the desert, a cannibal conclave, a journey with a mad Read More...
Pages: 199

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The Rupa Book of Ruskin BondThe Rupa Book of Ruskin Bond's Himalayan Tales by Ruskin Bond
The theme of this collection is of course the hills. Whether it is nature,people,places or even animals.Ruskin Bond is keenly observant of all forms of life and activity in the hills.Delightful reading,especially Read More...
Pages: 135

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The Rupa Book of Love Stories by Ruskin BondThe Rupa Book of Love Stories by Ruskin Bond
In this new Rupa anthology,Ruskin Bond has brought together some wonderfully moving love stories written by master storytellers.The stories capture every mood,every nuance of the word love which, as many Read More...
Pages: 210

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The Rupa Book of Indian Love Stories by Ruskin BondThe Rupa Book of Indian Love Stories by Ruskin Bond
The Rupa Book of Indian Love Stories presents immortal love legends and ballads hailing primarily from the Punjab, Kathiawar and Rajputana region of India. A mix of happy and tragic stories, these love Read More...
Pages: 132

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The Rupa Book of Great Crime Stories by Ruskin BondThe Rupa Book of Great Crime Stories by Ruskin Bond
Danger lurks in the pages of this compilation by Ruskin Bond. Dangerous men and women who will stop at nothing,not even murder,to gain their ends.Unlikely killers,some of them.They wouldn't hurt a fly....but Read More...
Pages: 230

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The Kashmiri Storyteller by Ruskin BondThe Kashmiri Storyteller by Ruskin Bond
When Kamal and his friends gather at Javed Khan's Kashmiri shop at Landour bazaar, he enthralls them with his stories - of princes and kings, fairies and magical animals, supermen and cunning traders. Read More...
Pages: 112

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The India I Love by Ruskin Bond
"The India" Ruskin Bond loves does not make headlines.But he finds it wherever he goes-in fields or forest,town or village....and in the hearts and minds of the people who has given him love and affection Read More...
Pages: 144

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SusannaSusanna's Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond
'That Black Widow spider always reminds me of Susanna, my lifelong friend and neighbour . . . As I was never her husband, I have survived to tell this story.' Since his childhood, Arun has secretly been Read More...
Pages: 224

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Secrets by Ruskin BondSecrets by Ruskin Bond
This brilliant new collection of stories by one of India's best-loved storytellers richly evokes Dehradun of the 1940s, with its quaint cinema halls and crumbling villas, its modest chaat-shops and ubiquitous Read More...
Pages: 150

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Maharani who drink too much, the real story of Jim Corbett, and friendly ghosts - a magical novella from Ruskin Bond!

H.H. is the spoilt, selfish, beautiful widow of the Maharajah of Mastipur. She lives with her dogs and her caretaker, Hans, in an enormous old house in Mussorie, taking lovers and discarding them, drinking too much, and fending off her reckless sons who are waiting hungrily for their inheritance. The seasons come and go, hotels burns down, cinemas shut shop, and people leave the hill station never to return. But H.H. remains constant and indomitable. Observing her antics, often with disapproval, is her old friend Ruskin, who can never quite cut himself off from her. Melancholic, wry and full of charm, Maharani is a delightful novella about love, death and friendship.