Autobiography of Ruskin Bond

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Life and career
Ruskin Bond was born in a military hospital in [Kasauli] to Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond. His siblings were Ellen and William. Ruskin’s father was with the Royal Air Force. When Bond was four years old, his mother was separated from his father and married a Punjabi-Hindu, Mr. Hari, who himself had been married once. Bond spent his early childhood in Jamnagar and Shimla. At the age of ten Ruskin went to live at his grandmother's house in Dehradun after his father's sudden death in 1944 from malaria. Ruskin was raised by his mother, who remarried an Indian businessman. He completed his schooling at Bishop in Shimla, from where he graduated in 1952 after having been successful in winning several writing competitions in the
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His novel, The Flight of Pigeons, has been adapted into the Merchant Ivory film Junoon. The Room on the Roof has been adapted into a BBC-produced TV series. Several stories have been incorporated in the school curriculum in India, including "The Night Train at Deoli", "Time Stops at Shamli", and Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra. In 2007, the Bollywood director Vishal Bharadwaj made a film based on his popular novel for children, The Blue Umbrella. The movie

Works

• House

• Garland of Memories

• The Boy Who Broke the Bank

• Bus Stop, Pipalnagar

• Funny Side Up

• Rain in the Mountains-Notes from the Himalayas

• Our trees still grow in Dehra

• A Season of Ghosts

• Tigers Forever

• A Town Called Dehra

• An island of trees

• The Night Train at Deoli

• A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings

• Potpourri

• The Adventures Of rusty

• The Lost Ruby

• Crazy times with Uncle Ken

• The Death Of Trees

• Tales and Legends from India

• Hip Hop Nature Boy and Other Poems

Novels

• Room On The Roof

• Vagrants in the Valley

• Scenes from a Writer's Life

• Susanna's Seven Husbands

• A Flight of Pigeons

• Landour Days – A writers Journal

• The Sensualist by Ruskin Bond

• The Road To The Bazaar

• The Panther's Moon

• Once Upon A Monsoon Time

• The India I love

• The Kashmiri Storyteller

• The Blue Umbrella

• The Tiger

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