Autobiographical, Semi-autobiographical, Fiction, Non-fiction, novella writer, novelist,children and young adult's writer
, born 19 May 1934, is anIndianauthor of Britishdescent. He is considered to bean icon among Indian writers and children's authors and a top novelist. In 1992 he received theSahitya Akademi awardfor English writing inIndia. He was awarded the Padm Shree in 1999for contributions to children's literature. He now lives with his adopted family inMussoorie.
Ruskin Bond was born inKasauli(Himachal Pradesh). His father was Aubrey Alexander Bondwho served in the RAF duringWorld War II. He had one sister and brother - Ellen and WilliamBond. When the writer was 8, his mother separated from his father and married a Punjabi-HinduMr.Hari who himself was married once. At the age of ten Ruskin went to his grandmother's inDehra because of his father's sudden death due to frequent bouts of malaria and jaundice. He haslived inLandour since the 1960s, having previously also lived, as a child and young man, inShimla,Jamnagar ,Mussoorie,Dehradun, andLondon.
studied inBishop Cotton SchoolinShimla, which is one of the oldest boardingschools in Asia, having been founded on 28 July, 1859, by Bishop George Edward LynchCotton. He is one of the most successful writers from Bishop Cotton, which has produced severalwriters.
Most of his writings show a strong influence from the social life in thehill stationsat thefoothillsof theHimalayas, where he spent his childhood. His first novel, "The Room On theRoof", was written when he was 17 and published when he was 21. It was partly based on hisexperiences at Dehra, in his small rented room on the roof, and his friends. The "Room On theRoof" brought him the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has writtenover three hundred short stories, essays and novellas (including
Vagrants in The Valley
The Flight of Pigeons
) and more than 30 books for children. He has also published two volumesof autobiography.
Scenes from a Writer's Life
, which describes his formative years growing upin Anglo-India, and
The Lamp is Lit
, a collection of essays and episodes from his journal.
IntroductionA Long Walk With GrannyAnimals on the TrackA Tiger in the HouseThe Playing Fields of SimlaThe Wind on Haunted HillRiding Through the FlamesA Rupee Goes a Long WayThe Flute PlayerThe Night the Roof Blew Off Faraway PlaceThe Tree LoverHow Far is the River?The Haunted BicycleWhistling in the DarkFour Boys on a GlacierThe Cherry TreePicnic at Fox-BurnPanther's MoonThe LeopardThe Thief The FightThe Boy Who Broke the Bank
im deeply passionate about ruskin bond and rudyard kipling nd i wud love to meet them if god wills.iv been reading ruskin sir ever since my childhood.i dore their writings nd il feel on the top of the wrld if i cud meet ruskin sir.being a teacher of english it iwould be all the more useful and nice for me to meet him.i wish him a long life and more b'ful works..