Author: Ruskin BondPublisher: PenguinYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 946ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140503579
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.
Author's NoteSHORT STORIESThe Woman on Platform No.8The Coral TreeThe PhotographThe WindowChachi's FuneralThe Man Who was KiplingThe Eyes have itThe ThiefThe Boy who Broke the BankHis Neighbour's WifeThe Night Train at DeoliThe Garlands on his BrowA guardian AngelDeath of a FamiliarThe KitemakerThe MonkeysThe Prospect of FlowersA Case for Inspector Lal A face in the DarkThe Story of MadhuA Job Well DoneMy Father's Tree in DehraPanther's MoonThe LeopardSita and the RiverLove is a Sad SongThe Funeral The Room of Many ColoursTime Stops at ShamliMost BeautifulDust on the MountainThe FightThe TunnelGoing HomeMasterjiListen to the windThe Haunted BicycleDead Man's GiftWhispering in the DarkHe said it with ArsenicThe Most Potent Medicine of AllHanging at the Mango-TopeEyes of the CatA Crow for All SeasonsA Tiger in the HouseTiger, Tiger, Burning BrightEscape from JavaUntouchableAll Creatures Great and SmallComing Home to DehraWhat's Your Dream?The Last Tonga RideCalypso ChristmasThe Last Time I Saw DelhiThe Good Old DaysBinya Passes ByAs Time Goes ByFrom Small BeginningsDeath of the TreeWould Astley Return?The Girl from CopenhagenThe Trouble with JinnsTribute to a Dear FriendMy First LoveMiss Bun and OthersThe Daffodil CaseNOVELS AND NOVELLASThe Room on the RoofVagrants in the ValleyDelhi is not FarA Flight of PigeonsThe Sensualist