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Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond

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Ruskin Bond
Anglo-Indian writer, Ruskin Bond
Born
19 May 1934 (1934-05-19)(age 75)Kasauli,Himachal Pradesh,India
Writingperiod
1951-present
Contemporary
Subjects
Autobiographical, Semi-autobiographical, Fiction, Non-fiction, novella writer, novelist,children and young adult's writer
Ruskin Bond
, born 19 May 1934, is an Indianauthor of British descent. He is considered to be an 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 1999 for contributions to children's literature. He now lives with his adopted family in Mussoorie.
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Early Life
Ruskin Bond was born inKasauli(Himachal Pradesh). His father was Aubrey Alexander Bond who 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.
Education
Ruskin Bond
studied inBishop Cotton Schoolin Shimla, which is one of the oldest boarding schools 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.
Literary Style
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 the Roof", 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
and
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.
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Table of Contents
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

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cud anyone provide me wid his address..
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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..
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