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Ruskin Bond’s Book Of Verse

Ruskin Bond’s Book Of Verse

Ruskin Bond
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This leaf; so complete in itself;

Is only part of a tree.

And this tree; so complete in itself;

Is only part of the mountain.

And the mountain runs down to the sea.

And the sea; so complete in itself;

Rests like a raindrop

On the hand of God.

Ruskin Bond’s Book of Verse brings together the poetry of one of India’s best-loved writers. This charming collector’s edition is a treasury of poems on love and nature; travel; humour and childhood; and will be a lasting source of delight to readers.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jul/2016

ISBN: 9780143426707

Length : 152 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Ruskin Bond’s Book Of Verse

Ruskin Bond

This leaf; so complete in itself;

Is only part of a tree.

And this tree; so complete in itself;

Is only part of the mountain.

And the mountain runs down to the sea.

And the sea; so complete in itself;

Rests like a raindrop

On the hand of God.

Ruskin Bond’s Book of Verse brings together the poetry of one of India’s best-loved writers. This charming collector’s edition is a treasury of poems on love and nature; travel; humour and childhood; and will be a lasting source of delight to readers.

Select Preferred Format

Ruskin Bond

Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), 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 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.

Boyhood dreams and nostalgia

Sixteen-year-old Ruskin, after having finally finished his school, is living with his stepfather and mother at the Old Station Canteen in Dehradun and planning to leave for England to embark upon his writing journey. But the prospect of saying goodbye to the warm, sunny shores of India looms large. Following the trail of Looking for the […]