Ruskin Bond

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A lot has been written about Ruskin Bond, our very own Indian writer, whose writing s span over 50 years. His versatile, original and elegant style of writing has made him a favourite to readers around the world.
Despite Bond's British background, he writes about India as an insider’s perspective. Having lived the majority of his life in India, he knows the country well and writes an authenticity and emotional engagement about the land and the people of the Himalayas and small-town India. His novels and short stores, highlights individual dramas against larger social, moral, and metaphysical issues. In addition,his work provides an insight into universal themes such as the tension between past and present, city life versus
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He writes stories, poetry, literature and fiction for children and adults. His stories are true accounts and real life experiences- his own or other people's.
His first novel, The Room On the Roof, was written when he was 17 and published when he was 21. It was partly based on his experiences at Dehra, in his small rented room on the roof, and his friends. Since then he has written over three hundred short stories, essays and novels, including Vagrants in The Valley, The Blue Umbrella, Funny Side Up, A Flight of Pigeons and more than 30 books for children. He has also published two volumes of autobiography. Scenes from a Writer's Life describing his formative years growing up in Anglo-India; The Lamp is Lit is a collection of essays and episodes from his journal.
His autobiographical work, Rain in the Mountains, was about his years spent in Mussoorie, Scenes from a Writer's Life which focuses on his trip to England, struggle to find a publisher for his first book, his yearning to come back to India, particularly to Doon and about his parents, which described his first 21 years, that led to his decision on becoming a writer.

Many of his writings have been converted into movies. His novel, The Flight of Pigeons, has been adapted into the Merchant Ivory film Junoon. The Room on the Roof has been adapted in to a BBC-produced TV series. Ruskin Bond made his
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