Words from the Hills
Imagine you have the time to watch a snail crossing a road at its own sweet pace and you are able to appreciate it at ease. Difficult, right? We don't have time to stand and stare. To recollect and ruminate. Words from the Hills offers a novel perspective to look at 'time' and 'schedule'-forthcoming and bygone-in a unique way. An illustrated biographical work developed around the life, works and philosophy of Ruskin Bond, in this planner we propose to catch those moments of pure joy. From the falling of leaves from deodar trees; moments of love and loss; the journey from innocence to awareness; buzzing dragonflies; to stained and torn pages of forgotten notebooks, this planner (of 12/16 months), perhaps the first of its kind, will open a new window to our understanding of self-preservation and remembrance.
Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun, New Delhi and Simla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, 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 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.