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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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Room On The Roof And Vagrants In The Valley by Ruskin BondRoom On The Roof And Vagrants In The Valley by Ruskin Bond
Two classic novels of adolescence by one of India's finest writers. In The Room on the Roof, Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, decides he has had enough of the tiny, diminshing European community Read More...
Pages: 222

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Roads To Mussoorie by Ruskin BondRoads To Mussoorie by Ruskin Bond
With an endearing affection and nostalgia for his home of over forty years, Mr Bond describes his journeys to and from Mussoorie over the years, and then delves into the daily scandals surrounding his Read More...
Pages: 136

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Rain in the Mountains by Ruskin Bond
A selection of prose and poetry that captures the timeless rhythm of life in the mountains.
Pages: 251

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Potpourri by Ruskin BondPotpourri by Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond's Potpourri is a collection of his choicest stories from his treasure trove. Covering an array of themes--horror, romance, humour, crime, and mystery--these tales form an electic blend in this Read More...
Pages: 176

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Penguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories by Ruskin BondPenguin Book of Indian Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond
From Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling to Satyajit Ray and R.K Narayan,a collection of spine-chilling (and sometimes humorous!)tales of the supernatural from India.
Pages: 197

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Night Train at Deoli: And Other Stories by Ruskin BondNight Train at Deoli: And Other Stories by Ruskin Bond
The best of a lifetime of stories from a short story writer of rare distinction.

Ruskin Bond?s stories are predominantly set in the beautiful hill country of Garhwal where he has made his home Read More...
Pages: 245

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Maharani (HARDBACK) by Ruskin BondMaharani (HARDBACK) by Ruskin Bond
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. Read More...
Pages: 192

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Flight of Pigeons by Ruskin BondFlight of Pigeons by Ruskin Bond
A Flight of Pigeons is Ruskin Bond's classic novella about the twists of fate, history and the human heart.

When Ruth Labadoor's father, a clerk in the British magistrate's office, is killed Read More...
Pages: 144

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Falling in Love Again: Stories of Love and Romance by Ruskin BondFalling in Love Again: Stories of Love and Romance by Ruskin Bond
Once I saw her, leaning over the balcony railing. I stopped the taxi and waved to her. She waved back, smiling like the sun breaking through clouds.

Suffused with warmth and passion, the stories Read More...
Pages: 208

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Delhi is not Far : The Best of Ruskin Bond by Ruskin BondDelhi is not Far : The Best of Ruskin Bond by Ruskin Bond
Delhi is not far brings the best of Ruskin Bond's prose and poetry. For over four decades,by way of innumerable novels,essays,short stories,and poems,the author has mapped out and peoples a unique literary Read More...
Pages: 428

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