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Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories

Ruskin Bond
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The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railways from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj to the present day big-city stations bursting at the seams. The teeming and varied life of the Indian Railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India’s best-known writers makes a selection of the greatest railway stories the subcontinent has produced.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Oct/2021

ISBN: 9780140240665

Length : 200 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories

Ruskin Bond

The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railways from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj to the present day big-city stations bursting at the seams. The teeming and varied life of the Indian Railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India’s best-known writers makes a selection of the greatest railway stories the subcontinent has produced.

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Ruskin Bond

Born in Kasauli in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. 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 five hundred short stories, essays and novellas (some included in the collections Dust on the Mountain and Classic Ruskin Bond) 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 was awarded the Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his 'total contribution to children's literature' in 2013 and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.

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