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Strange Men Strange Places
by Ruskin Bond      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 2343 - Paperback - 92 Pages (Year: 1999)
Rupa ~ ISBN: 8171671071


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Ruskin Bond has recreated the turbulent and colorful India of the 18th & 19th centuries with the soldiers of fortune strutting across the subcontinent. The saga of their lives and loves in Delhi, Jaipur, Aligarh, Sardhana, and Lucknow reads stranger than fiction.

Strange men they were. Soldiers, mercenaries, free-booters. European all, braving the heat and dust of India. They fought for wealth, for glory, and for sheer fun. Their glorious and inglorious exploits are full of thrill, romance, and violence.


 


 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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