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The Kitemaker

The Kitemaker

Stories

Ruskin Bond
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Ruskin Bond wrote his first short story, ‘Untouchable’, at the age of sixteen in 1950. Since then he has written over a hundred stories, including the classics ‘A Face in the Dark’, ‘The Kitemaker’, ‘The Tunnel’ and ‘Time Stops at Shamli’. Two of his autobiographical works, ‘Life with Father’ and ‘My Father’s Last Letter’, are also included in this selection.
Filled with characteristic warmth, gentle humour and keen observations on daily life, this collection brings together some of the fi nest short fiction by one of India’s best-loved authors.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jan/2011

ISBN: 9780143415978

Length : 152 Pages

MRP : ₹99.00

The Kitemaker

Stories

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond wrote his first short story, ‘Untouchable’, at the age of sixteen in 1950. Since then he has written over a hundred stories, including the classics ‘A Face in the Dark’, ‘The Kitemaker’, ‘The Tunnel’ and ‘Time Stops at Shamli’. Two of his autobiographical works, ‘Life with Father’ and ‘My Father’s Last Letter’, are also included in this selection.
Filled with characteristic warmth, gentle humour and keen observations on daily life, this collection brings together some of the fi nest short fiction by one of India’s best-loved authors.

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 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.

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