About the Book: The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories
Predominantly set in the valleys of Uttarakhand, where Ruskin Bond has made his home, the stories in this book are warm, intimate portraits of life in the Himalayan foothills. Apart from gently satirical studies about village and small-town braggarts and petty officials, this collection offers several affectionate accounts of people who, consciously or otherwise, need each other: people in love or in need of love, the awkward adolescent and the timid lover. This collection also has several stunning tales that mourn the gradual erosion of the beauty of the hills (and the gentle people who live in them) with the coming of the steel, dust and worries of modern civilization. Animated by Ruskin Bonds rare humanity and compassion, this book is a thoroughly rewarding read.
About the Author: Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bonds 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 a number of novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Mr Olivers Diary), essays, poems and childrens books, many of which have been published by Penguin Books. He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in magazines and anthologies. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, and grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. As a young man, he spent four years in the Channel Islands and London. He returned to India in 1955. He now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.
|Book:||Night Train At Deoli & Other Stories|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books India|
|Number of Pages:||248|
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