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Collected Short Stories (70 brilliant short stories from A Face in Dark The Kitemaker The Tunnel The Room of Many Colours Dust on the Mountain and ‘Times Stops at Shamli by Ruskin Bond)

Collected Short Stories (70 brilliant short stories from A Face in Dark The Kitemaker The Tunnel The Room of Many Colours Dust on the Mountain and ‘Times Stops at Shamli by Ruskin Bond)

Ruskin Bond
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Ruskin Bond wrote his first short story, ‘Untouchable’, at the age of sixteen, and has written memorable fiction ever since. He is famous not only for his love of the hills, but for imbuing the countryside with life and vibrancy through moving descriptions. The simple people who inhabit his stories evoke sympathy and laughter in equal measure. This wonderful collection of seventy stories, including classics like ‘A Face in Dark’, ‘The Kitemaker’, ‘The Tunnel’, ‘The Room of Many Colours’, ‘Dust on the Mountain’ and ‘Times Stops at Shamli’, is a must-have for any bookshelf.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Apr/2016

ISBN: 9780143426554

Length : 624 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

Collected Short Stories (70 brilliant short stories from A Face in Dark The Kitemaker The Tunnel The Room of Many Colours Dust on the Mountain and ‘Times Stops at Shamli by Ruskin Bond)

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond wrote his first short story, ‘Untouchable’, at the age of sixteen, and has written memorable fiction ever since. He is famous not only for his love of the hills, but for imbuing the countryside with life and vibrancy through moving descriptions. The simple people who inhabit his stories evoke sympathy and laughter in equal measure. This wonderful collection of seventy stories, including classics like ‘A Face in Dark’, ‘The Kitemaker’, ‘The Tunnel’, ‘The Room of Many Colours’, ‘Dust on the Mountain’ and ‘Times Stops at Shamli’, is a must-have for any bookshelf.

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Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond, born in Kasauli in 1934, grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, which was written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley and A Flight of Pigeons) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999, the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and Padma Bhushan in 2014 for his contribution to literature.


Ruskin lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.

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What is nostalgia, after all, but an attempt to preserve that which was good in the past? ― Ruskin Bond, Roads to Mussoorie   It’s rare that an author’s writings pull the heartstrings of adults and young alike and Ruskin Bond is one such author. His writer’s pen flings fairy dust on our childhood memories, brings back […]