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Ruskin Bond - Collected Fiction
by Ruskin Bond      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 2306 - Paperback - 946 Pages (Year: 1999)
Penguin ~ ISBN: 0140503579


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 Indiaclub.com Description

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.



 Table of Contents

Author's Note

SHORT STORIES
The Woman on Platform No.8
The Coral Tree
The Photograph
The Window
Chachi's Funeral
The Man Who was Kipling
The Eyes have it
The Thief
The Boy who Broke the Bank
His Neighbour's Wife
The Night Train at Deoli
The Garlands on his Brow
A guardian Angel
Death of a Familiar
The Kitemaker
The Monkeys
The Prospect of Flowers
A Case for Inspector Lal
A face in the Dark
The Story of Madhu
A Job Well Done
My Father's Tree in Dehra
Panther's Moon
The Leopard
Sita and the River
Love is a Sad Song
The Funeral
The Room of Many Colours
Time Stops at Shamli
Most Beautiful
Dust on the Mountain
The Fight
The Tunnel
Going Home
Masterji
Listen to the wind
The Haunted Bicycle
Dead Man's Gift
Whispering in the Dark
He said it with Arsenic
The Most Potent Medicine of All
Hanging at the Mango-Tope
Eyes of the Cat
A Crow for All Seasons
A Tiger in the House
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright
Escape from Java
Untouchable
All Creatures Great and Small
Coming Home to Dehra
What's Your Dream?
The Last Tonga Ride
Calypso Christmas
The Last Time I Saw Delhi
The Good Old Days
Binya Passes By
As Time Goes By
From Small Beginnings
Death of the Tree
Would Astley Return?
The Girl from Copenhagen
The Trouble with Jinns
Tribute to a Dear Friend
My First Love
Miss Bun and Others
The Daffodil Case

NOVELS AND NOVELLAS

The Room on the Roof
Vagrants in the Valley
Delhi is not Far
A Flight of Pigeons
The Sensualist

 


 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.


 Customer Review(s)

Rating: (5 out of 5) PRIYA, NEW DELHI
Reviewer: PRIYA from DELHI
I FOUND A STORY BY YOU, THATS "WOMEN ON PLATFORM NO 8" A HEART TOUCHING ONE , SUPPERB, HOPE FOR MORE.

Rating: (5 out of 5) Damn good!!!!
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.…

Rating: (2 out of 5)
Reviewer: tweety from mumbai, maharashtra, India
Not Good. I didn't find anything in here that i wanted. Very poor. Sorry to say.


 

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