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The Room on the Roof

The Room on the Roof Description:

The Room on the Roof is Ruskin Bond s masterpiece of adolescence and coming of age Written when the author was seventeen it brilliantly describes the hopes and passions that capture young minds and hearts A moving tale of love and friendship it has endured as Bond s most beloved novel

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories

The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories Description:

A collection of short stories on small town life by one of India s novelists

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

The Blue Umbrella

The Blue Umbrella Description:

i The umbrella was like a flower a great blue flower that had sprung up on the dry brown hillside i br br In exchange for her lucky leopard s claw pendant Binya acquires a beautiful blue umbrella that makes her the envy of everyone in the village especially Ram Bharosa the shopkeeper It is the prettiest umbrella in the whole village and she carries it everywhere she goes br br i The Blue Umbrella i is a short and humorous novella set in the hills of Garhwal Written in simple yet witty language it captures life in a village where ordinary characters become heroic and others find opportunities to redeem themselves

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

The Best of Ruskin Bond

The Best of Ruskin Bond Description:

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Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Delhi Is Not Far

Delhi Is Not Far Description:

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Rating: 3.30 out of 5

Rusty, the Boy from the Hills

Rusty, the Boy from the Hills Description:

For several decades now Ruskin s novel about Rusty an anglo indian boy growing up in pre independence Dehra Dun have entertained young children All the Rusty s stories will be soon available from Puffin in three volumes The first volume Rusty The boy from the hills has th boy tackling his grandfather narcisstic python escaping from bombardment in wartime Java and making friends with an unlikely princess in a lonely tower A riveting read for younger and older alike

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra

Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra Description:

Fourteen engaging stories from one of India s master story tellers Semi autobiographical in nature these stories span the period from the author s childhood to the present We are introduced in a series of beautifully imagined and crafted cameos to the author s family friends and various other people who left a lasting impression on him In other stories we revisit Bond s beloved Garhwal hills and the small towns and villages that he has returned to time and again in his fiction Together with his well known novella A Flight of Pigeons which was made into the film Junoon which also appears in this collection these stories once again bring Ruskin Bond s India vividly to life

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Time Stops at Shamli and Other Stories

Time Stops at Shamli and Other Stories Description:

An enchanting collection of stories from the little known heartland of India br br Ruskin Bond s characters who live for the most part in the country s small towns and villages are not the sort who make the headlines but are nonetheless remarkable for their quiet heroism their grace under pressure and the manner in which they continue to cleave to the old values honesty fidelity a deep rooted faith in God family and their neighbor They do have problems of course the sudden death of a loved parent unfulfilled dreams natural calamities ghostly visitations a respected teacher gone crooked strangers who make a nuisance of themselves in a town marooned in time but these are solved with a minimum of fuss and tremendous dignity Taken together these stories are a magnificent evocation of real India by one of the country s foremost

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

A Flight Of Pigeons

A Flight Of Pigeons Description:

A Flight of Pigeons by Ruskin Bond br br The Novel starts with the death of the father of Ruth Labadoor in front of her eyes in a church This murder is committed by the Indian rebels who are a part of the mutiny and who have decided to kill all the Britishers of the small town Shahjahanpur It is then that Mariam Labadoor who is the mother of the narrator Ruth Labadoor comes into action She takes their entire family of to their trusted friend Lala Ramjimal who keeps them at his home and gives them the maximum security and shelter he can give The Pathan leader Javed Khan comes to know that there are a few foreigners living in Lala s home and he suddenly comes into their house and forcefully takes away Ruth and Mariam Labadoor to his home The rest of the book is followed by the various happening in the Labadoor family who are very warmly welcomed by different family members of Javed Khan But Javed Khan himself is a cunning man and he pleads to marry Ruth Labadoor Mariam saves her daughter many times as she does not want her to marry Javed Khan She keeps a condition that if the British are able to take on the country once again then she would not let him marry her daughter and if they lose to the rebels then she would give her daughter to him The British are able to take hold of the country and Javed Khan is killed in one of the fights with the British With lots of help and support the Labadoor family finally reach their relatives

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

The Ruskin Bond Children's Omnibus

The Ruskin Bond Children's Omnibus Description:

An illustrated book for children and adults alike i Ruskin Bond s Children s Omnibus i is a collection of some of his classic stories Most of these stories are set in the hills but their appeal in universal br br This volume includes the ever popular i Grandfather s Private Zoo i written over twenty five years ago and a favorite with two generations of children i Angry River i and the i Blue Umbrella i both of which have children as protagonists i The Road to the Bazaar Ghost Trouble i Cricket for the Crocodile and Dust on the Mountain which chronicle small town life in Northern India br br These stories highlight the charm of simple living and are written in Ruskin Bond s witty and humorous style

Rating: 3.75 out of 5