Ruskin Bond Short Stories PDF
Ruskin Bond is an Anglo-Indian author. Bond has authored more than 500 short stories, essays, and novels, including 50 books for children. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie.
Ruskin Bond is an eminent contemporary Indian writer of British descent. He prolifically authored inspiring children’s books and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award to honor his work of literature. Born on May 19, 1934, in Kasauli, India, he was the son of Edith Clarke and Aubrey Bond. His father served in the Royal Air Force and frequently moved from places to places along with his son.
Ruskin Bond Short Stories
Room on the Roof
Room on the Roof is about an orphaned seventeen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy named Rusty who has no real family after his parents’ death.
Even though he lives with his guardian Mr. John Harrison, he doesn’t feel at home and due to his guardian’s strict ways, he runs away from his home to live with his Indian friends. While seeing many things about India such as customs, bazaars and diversity, he feels good about being in India. Soon, he gets a job teaching English to a boy named Kishen, in return for a tiny room on the roof.
This book won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957.
The Blue Umbrella
The Blue Umbrella is a 1980 Indian novel written by Ruskin Bond. In a small village of Himachal Pradesh, a little girl Binya trades her lucky leopard’s claw pendant for a pretty, frilly blue umbrella. There were many who envied Binya her treasured possession, and the most envious of them all was old Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper, who decided that he must own the blue umbrella, by means fair or foul.
In 2005 it was adapted into a Hindi film by the same name, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, which later won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.
The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories
The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories is a collection of 30 beautiful short-stories from Ruskin Bond. The collection of simple, heart-warming and thought-provoking stories will take you to the heavenly grounds of Dehradun and Mussoorie.
‘The Night Train at Deoli’ is the story of a boy who sees a girl on the platform of Deoli station. He gets an urge to meet her but will he ever find her again? ‘A Guardian Angel’ is the story of a boy who is raised by a sex worker. Unlike others who look down on the guardian, the boy considers her a true guardian angel.
‘The Monkey’ is a typical Ruskin Bond story with a mixture of horror and humour. Filled with small doses of heart-melting stories, this book offers you a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Ruskin Bond Short Stories List
- Delhi Is Not Far
- Rusty, The Boy From The Hills
- Time Stops at Shamli and Other Stories
- Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra
- Roads To Mussoorie
- The Ruskin Bond Children’s Omnibus
- Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas
- A Book of Simple Living
- A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings: Collected Stories of the Supernatural
- Funny Side Up
- Susanna’s Seven Husbands
- Angry River
- Vagrants in the Valley
- A Season Of Ghosts
- Lone Fox Dancing
- Looking for the Rainbow: My Years with Daddy
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