Mani, along with his father and granny, lives in a small village in the Himalayas, which is about a two-days journey from the bigger town of Mussoorie. The last time his Granny had gotten her glasses was ten years ago, and both Mani and his father know that Granny’s glasses have gone beyond repair and need to be replaced urgently.
One would be wrong to assume that the book is just about Landour and Bond’s life in Landour. It is not, for it has much more to offer. It is about his day-to-day life, and also about his love for nature, his long walks to the hills, and his interactions with the locals and with others of his own kind (writers). It tells of his rendezvous with people, some charming, some not so welcome.
The Shadow on the Wall is an eclectic mix of tales of the supernatural, serving horror with variety, spice, and a pinch of salt. Though you cannot call them scary or spooky, there’s no denying the element of intrigue and fascination that these stories serve.
The book is a collection of 9 short stories which have been compiled by Ruskin Bond. The collection includes stories not just written by Ruskin Bond but also by other eminent authors like Arthur Conan Doyle, Alice Perrin, Bram Stoker, Rudyard Kipling, C.A. Kincaid etc.
With this list, we intend to bring to our readers 35 of the best Ruskin Bond Books. The Room on the Roof. The Blue Umbrella. The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories. Delhi Is Not Far. A Flight of Pigeons. Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra. Angry River. Ruskin Bond Children’s Omnibus. Rusty the Boy from the Hills.
The central theme of A Song of Many Rivers by Ruskin Bond is rivers that originate in the northern part of India, in the scenic hills and mountains of Uttarakhand and Himachal. From Bhagirathi and Alaknanda to Mandakini and Suswa, Ruskin Bond quite beautifully captures the essence of these rivers.
Owls in the Family mostly revolves around the small-town life and presents before us a world long forgotten. For many of us urban dwellers, it is as good as a getaway from the chaos of city life as a short vacation.
THEME: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “The Road to the Bazaar” is one of the lesser-known works of the famous author Ruskin Bond. I stumbled upon this book in the kindle unlimited section and upon seeing the cover and reading the blurb, I immediately downloaded it. This year I have had […]
Roads to Mussoorie is a nostalgic collection of incidents and stories that Ruskin Bond delightfully recollects. CONCEPT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 HUMOUR QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “Roads to Mussoorie” is an ode by the famous author Ruskin Bond to his home for more than forty years – his dear city Mussoorie. The book starts with […]
SUBJECT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “Ghost Stories from the Raj” makes for an exceptional read. It is one of those reads which is sometimes perilously funny and yet other times quite creepy but at the end of the day, it sure is an entertaining read. I picked up this book from the kindle […]
CONCEPT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 RESEARCH: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 “India is more than a land, it is an atmosphere,” says the famous author Ruskin Bond who, incidentally is also the author of “Tales and Legends from India”. In his introduction of this book, he mentions that this book is designed to give the reader […]
STORIES: 4/5 THEME: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Ruskin Bond is a household name in India. He is a living legend and he continues to inspire millions of Indians with his stories. “The Laughing Skull” by him is a book which I recently got a chance to read and enjoyed thoroughly. The book […]