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Once Upon A Time In The Doon…
Once Upon A Time In The Doon…

Once Upon A Time In The Doon…

by Ruskin Bond

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Product ID:23102

Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

9788129112347 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 220

Binding

Hardcover

Ruskin Bond

Author: Ruskin Bond
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Edito: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 220
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129112347

Description

The laidback lifestyle and moderate climate of the Doon valley and its surrounding environs make it the ideal retirement destination that it is. Some parts of the town in this region still retain a distinctive British character, while several have outgrown their colonial origins, transforming the area from an unhurried summer retreat to the busting capital of a newly formed state.

The richness and diversity of the Doon is captured in these personal stories and vignettes.. Most of the contributors to this volume have lived in the valley long enough to witness the changes that have take place. There is nostalgia here, and history too, and the social change. All the writers have lived in Doon and love the city and write about a region that has shaped them.

Once Upon a Time in the Doon… includes writings by eminent authors, and also by gifted people, who write entertainingly but whose occupations prevent them from becoming full-time writers. They may have spent the greater part of their lives in the district, or they may have discovered it comparatively recently. Either way, their own personality traits have a bearing on the subject, and the result is a variety of view and viewpoints. The richness and diversity of the Doon is captured in these personal stories and vignettes.

This book is of interest to one who has journeyed through the valley and explored it. It will be doubly so to those who have lived in it.

Contents

Introduction

The Long and Winding Road
DAVID KEELING

Touch of the Vanished Hand
RAKESH BAHADUR

The Many Worlds of Dehra Dun
ARIJIT BANERJI

How Green was my Valley?
BIKRAM GREWAL

Doon: Up Close and Personal
NAYANTARA SAHGAL

The Net and Nostalgia
RAMACHANDRA GUHA

Life and Times of the Savoy
GANESH SAILI

Dehra Dun – A Magical Walks Down Memory Lane
HIMMAT S. DHILLON

Traveling with a Phantom
SUMANTA BANERJEE

IMA, FRI, The Doon School and RIMC
KUNAL VERMA

A Journey into a New Life
FLORENCE PANDHI

Random Thoughts
KARAN THAPAR

The ‘Doon’ Syndrome
DEV LAHIRI

The East Canal
IRWIN ALLAN SEALY

Last Train to Dehra Dun
VICTOR BEANERJEE

Mussoorie House Names
BILL AITKEN

Milk Rusk to Maharaja Mac
PALASH KRISHNA MEHROTRA

Nehru’s Love Affair with Dehra Dun
RAJ KANWAR

Reading and Books in the valley
UPENDRA ARORA

Saga of a Soldier
RUSKIN BOND

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