Describe about the Author, Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond is the one of most beloved Indian authors. He helped shape the childhood of generations with the tales. Also, his books are equally interesting for adults as they are for children. He was born Edith Clarke and Aubrey Alexander Bond in Kasauli, Punjab State Agency in British India. He is born on May 19, 1934. Today, Ruskin Bond’s celebrated his 86th birthday.
About the Ruskin Bond’s awards
The Indian Council for Child Education recognized his role in the development of children’s literature in India. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for still growing our trees in his English novel Dehra. He also awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Ruskin Bond’s 10 book storytellers
With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Ruskin Bond’s books are the best for your boring quarantine days. Here are the 10 books from his storyteller that you can re-read while unlocking.
01. The Room On The Roof
If you want to start reading Bond’s books, The Room on the Roof is a perfect start. Bond’s words give you a taste of life in a small town. Embark on a journey with Rusty, an orphaned teenager running away from his strict guardian. When Rusty travels by train, surfing the valleys, bathing in the rivers of bubbles, getting a job, and finding love, you will love his story. Ruskin Bond wrote this novel when he was 17 years old. The book also won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
02. The Blue Umbrella
The Binya’s journey in a small village in Himachal Pradesh and how she trades her lucky leopard’s claw pendant for a beautiful blue umbrella tells this simple and beautiful story. This story adapted into a movie of the same name. It’s directed by Vishal Bharadwaj.
03. Roads To Mussoorie
The book is a collection of events and stories from the author’s beloved city. Bond documents his travels in and out of the city. He investigates daily scandals and what is happening in his life.
04. The Book Of Nature
This book documents Bond’s love of nature. His best writing about the natural world, the foothills of the Himalayas, the cities and towns in which he lived or visited. The book tries to convey the message that the beauty of nature can never be known.
05. Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra
The book is a collection of fascinating stories from the author’s life. It is a semi-autobiographical book, and Bond talks about his childhood and his life to this day. The book introduces readers to various people who have made a lasting impression on him and also talks about his beloved Garhwal Mountains.
06. Love Among The Bookshelves
Ruskin documents his love for books and recalls how he grew up and helped in shaping his life. He also gives amazing details of how he met with these classics. It is a perfect read for all book lovers.
07. Lone Fox Dancing
Ruskin Bond’s autobiography tells the story of a solitary person and how these solitary everyday events are interesting. Written in a signature Bond style, Lone Fox Dance is a collection of memories, stories, and everything.
08. Susanna’s Seven Husbands
Firstly, the book wrote as a short story, and Bond adapted it into a novel. It’s later adapted into a script for Vishal Bharadwaj’s film 7 Khoon Maaf. The story of Lady Susanna, who chases after dead husbands, is seen through the story of Arun.
09. A Season Of Ghosts
It is a collection of nine short stories from the majestic Himalayan Mountains. The book is full of stories and similar parts, and mysteries.
10. And finally, A Face in the Dark and Other Huntings.
It is a collection of supernatural stories that Bond tries to make the supernatural seem natural. If you enjoy reading ghost stories, this is a treat by Ruskin Bond.
Here is a list of 10 books. There are many more books and short stories that Ruskin Bond gifted to the world. So you can go back to your bookshelf and pick up a Ruskin Bond’s book you like the most.