Ruskin Bond - Collected Fiction|
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ProductID: 2306 - Paperback - 946 Pages (Year: 1999)
Penguin ~ ISBN: 0140503579
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In addition to over fifty short stories, the selection includes all the longer works by Ruskin Bond. Also included is The Sensualist, a novella which created controversy and has not been published in book form before.
In a career spanning four decades, Ruskin Bond has mapped out and peopled a unique literary landscape. This omnibus edition brings together all his published fiction, remarkable for its charm and quiet wisdom.
A well crafted bunch of short stories, long stories, novellas and novels, this volume brings to life the special flavors of life in the hills and goes on to strengthen the Rudyardian thesis that the smell of the Himalays if it once creeps into the blood of a man he will return to the hills again and again and will love to live and die among them.
Ruskin Bond is a writer who has, with intense depth and sensitivity, absorbed the essence of the polyglotic and culturally syncretic contemporary Indian society.
This collection is a fitting tribute to one of the best storytellers of contemporary India.
About the Author
Born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, RUSKIN BOND grew up in Jamnagar, Dehra Dun and Shimla. His first novel. ' Room on the Roof', written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over three hundred short stories, essays and novellas, and more than thirty books for children. He has also published two volumes of autobiography, 'Scenes from a Writer's Life', which describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-Indian, and 'The Lamp is Lit', a collection of essays and episodes from his journal.
He received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing in India, and was awarded Padma Shree in 1999.
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Reviewer: PRIYA from DELHI
I FOUND A STORY BY YOU, THATS "WOMEN ON PLATFORM NO 8" A HEART TOUCHING ONE , SUPPERB, HOPE FOR MORE.
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Reviewer: Maneesh Makheeja from New Delhi
You don't need eyes to see things when India's most loved author narrates- the minutest of details of things, places, people, sensations, desires, everything...actually, people tend to miss even with their eyes what Bond can bring to life...it's not the knowledge of language that you need to become a writer...you need to have those keen senses to feel evrything...and Bond creates impeccably fine pictures of whatever he sees and feels....he makes his sensations your own...you can live them...you can see how he sees the world (and that's quite a boon to us readers, cauz God hasn't blessed everyone with the ability to see the beauty that He has bestowed in little things in life)..Bond likes to keep a low profile, but he is very special...his writings are philosophy of its own kind...
This book is a treasure for a reader. And mortals like us should not be given a right to rate Mr. Bond's work. Only God can judge if Mr. Bond has created exactly the same pictures of all His creations.... And I would say, Mr. Bond's pictures sometimes surpass even God's own creations.…
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Reviewer: tweety from mumbai, maharashtra, India
Not Good. I didn't find anything in here that i wanted. Very poor. Sorry to say.