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A Gallery of Rascals: My Favourite Tales of
Rogues, Rapscallions & Ne'er-Do-Wells

A Gallery of Rascals: My Favourite Tales of Rogues, Rapscallions & Ne'er-Do-Wells

Ruskin Bond is the most addictive and entertaining writer in modern Indian literature. The author of over a hundred novels and short-story collections, his fiction is especially celebrated for the unforgettable misfits, Dreamers, small-time con artists, rapscallions, thieves and drifters who populate it. For the first time ever, a gallery of rascals brings together the most memorable rogues to feature in Ruskin Bond’s fiction. A few brand new stories—‘a man called brain’, ‘Sher Singh and the hot-water bottle’, ‘crossing the road’— headline this collection and rub shoulders with much-loved tales like ‘the thief story’, ‘The boy who broke the Bank’, ‘tigers for dinner’ and ‘a case for Inspector Lal’. thrilling and effortlessly readable, the thirty stories in this book show exactly why Ruskin Bond’s fiction is irresistible.

Coming Round the Mountain: In the Year of Independence

Coming Round the Mountain: In the Year of Independence

'It was 1947, and life was about to change quite dramatically for most of us'

Thirteen-year-old Ruskin is back at school, doing what he loves-reading, goal-keeping, spending time with his friends and eating lots of jalebis. But things seem to be rapidly changing all around him. Whispers of a partition haunt the corridors of his school. Does the formation of a new, independent India mean saying goodbye to old friends-and, with it, the shenanigans they got up to?

On the heels of Looking for the Rainbow and Till the Clouds Roll By, Coming Round the Mountain is yet another look at the past, in particular one memorable year, 1947, during which a lot happened to Ruskin and those around him. It is a fitting finale to a journey down memory lane, one about accepting change and finding hope in the unknown days to come.

Tiger in the Tunnel

Tiger in the Tunnel

For decades now, Ruskin Bond has been charming us with his captivating stories about life in the hills. For this collection, India’s favourite storyteller has rummaged through his Archives and fished out a compilation of some of the pithiest Short Stories written on the Indian wildlife. From tigers, elephants, mongooses and leopards to jackals, panthers, snakes and cats—bond Covers them all, humble and mighty, in this collection. Bringing together the finest writing by authors such as Rudyard Kipling, C.A. Kincaid, John Eyton, Hugh Allen, among others, This collection will enchant the bond aficionado and initiate alike.

The Wind on Haunted Hill

The Wind on Haunted Hill

'Who . . . whoo . . . whooo, cried the wind as it swept down from the Himalayan snows.'

The wild wind pushes open windows, chokes chimneys and blows away clothes as it huffs and puffs over the village by Haunted Hill, where Usha, Suresh and Binya live. It's even more mighty the day Usha is on her way back from the bazaar. A deep rumble echoes down the slope and a sudden flash of lightning lights up the valley as fat drops come raining down.
In search of shelter, Usha rushes into the ruins on Haunted Hill, grim and creepy against the dark sky. Inside, the tin roof groans, strange shadows are thrown against the walls and little Usha shivers with fear. For she isn't alone.
A gritty, hair-raising story about friendship, courage and survival, this stunning edition will introduce another lot of young Readers to the magic of Ruskin Bond's craft.

The Great Train Journey

The Great Train Journey

‘The first Time I saw a train, I was standing on a wooded slope outside a tunnel, not far from Kalka. Suddenly, with a shrill whistle and great burst of steam, a green and black engine came snorting out of the blackness.. “A dragon!” I shouted. “There’s a dragon coming out of its cave!”’
The charm of travelling by a train as it speeds its way out of a tunnel or a jungle and passes through nondescript villages and towns is unmatched. There also exists a joyful curiosity in unfolding the mysterious lives and destinations of its passengers.
Ruskin Bond has been writing tales about the hinterland for decades, but this is the first Time his stories revolving around trains and railway stations of small-town India have been brought together in a single collection. Classics such as ‘The Eyes Have It’ and ‘The Night Train at Deoli’ rub shoulders with tales of big cats taking refuge in railway tunnels and strangers who strike up a friendship while waiting at a platform.
So, hop on and allow one of India’s greatest storytellers to steer you through the Great Train Journey.

Stumbling Through Life

Stumbling Through Life

The other day, at our local bookshop, a young man came up to me and said: ‘Sir, tell me—what is the secret to happiness?’
It was hardly the Time for homespun philosophy, as a pretty young thing was trying to take a selfie of the two of us, so all I could say was: ‘Signing Books for young readers. It would make any writer happy.’
‘But I’m not a writer, ’ he said, ‘I’m a psychiatrist.’
‘Well then, make your patients happy, ’ was all I could say.
For over sixty years, since his award-winning debut the Room on the Roof was published, Ruskin Bond has charmed and entertained us with characters ranging from the Animal World to humans to ghostly spirits and his magic touch has often presented to us a World unhurried, tucked away in hills and valleys.
What does it mean to be an octogenarian loved by the young and old alike? To be synonymous with the smell of pinewood and rambling mountain paths? in short, what is it that makes him Bond?
This book weaves together a selection of Ruskin Bond’s Essays and writings to bring to the reader the rich tapestry of his life, peppered as it is with delightful eccentricities and a geniality rarely found.
Stumbling Through Life brings you Bond like never before.

Stumbling Through Life

Stumbling Through Life

The other day, at our local bookshop, a young man came up to me and said: ‘Sir, tell me what is the secret to happiness?’
It was hardly the Time for homespun philosophy, as a pretty young thing was trying to take a selfie of the two of us, so all I could say was: ‘Signing Books for young readers. It would make any writer happy.’
‘But I’m not a writer, ’ he said, ‘I’m a psychiatrist.’
‘Well then, make your patients happy, ’ was all I could say.
For over sixty years, since his award-winning debut the Room on the Roof was published, Ruskin Bond has charmed and entertained us with characters ranging from the Animal World to humans to ghostly spirits and his magic touch has often presented to us a World unhurried, tucked away in hills and valleys.
What does it mean to be an octogenarian loved by the young and old alike? To be synonymous with the smell of pinewood and rambling mountain paths? in short, what is it that makes him Bond?
This book weaves together a selection of Ruskin Bond’s Essays and writings to bring to the reader the rich tapestry of his life, peppered as it is with delightful eccentricities and a geniality rarely found.
Stumbling Through Life brings you Bond like never before.

Rusty and the Magic Mountain

Rusty and the Magic Mountain

'Adventure is for the adventurous.'

Rusty and his friends Pitamber and Popat find Adventure in no small measure when they set out to climb a mysterious mountain steeped in legend and superstition. On their way they shelter in a haunted rest house, encounter a tiger and experience a hilarious mule ride, which takes them to the palace of a mad rani.

Ruskin Bond returns with a brand-new Rusty Adventure after more than a decade. A rollicking tale of Humour and enchantment, Rusty and the Magic Mountain will win the much-loved character of Rusty a whole new band of followers.

Ranji the Music Maker

Ranji the Music Maker

'Was this what it was like to be a Rock star? Except that Pop singers were usually followed by people, not cats.'

In the middle of his languid holiday, idle young Ranji stumbles upon assorted Musical Instruments in the storeroom-first a shrill flute, then a blaring little trumpet and, finally, a too-big drum that may have once sounded a battle march. He stages impromptu concerts down the road, not sparing his neighbours, nor the cats around his porch, nor the peace-loving inhabitants of the zoo! But all Ranji's really seeking is a friend who'll hear the magic in his din.

A lyrical and stunningly illustrated offering from India's favourite teller of tales, this is a sunny story about forging bonds and the simple joys of life.

These are a Few of My Favourite Things: Ruskin Bond

These are a Few of My Favourite Things: Ruskin Bond

Want to know who the favourite author of your favourite author is? Or what he likes to eat, the Movies he likes to see, the places he likes to visit? His most memorable moments, even his most embarrassing? This book, the first in the These are a Few of My Favourite Things series, gives you a quick peek into the favourites of one of India's most well-known authors, Ruskin Bond. The Favourite Things series will capture the favourites of your favourite authors, sportspersons, celebrities and more. The book also includes some pages in the slam-book format for you to fill in your favourite things.

A Time for all Things: Collected Essays and Sketches

A Time for all Things: Collected Essays and Sketches

The finest non-fiction by Ruskin Bond, a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations of readers, collected in a single volume.

A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches by Ruskin Bond, the masterly and compassionate chronicler of the small details and lambent moments that capture the essence of a meaningful life. By turns thoughtful, humorous, keenly observed and wise, these Essays span more than sixty years of his writing—from reflections on companionship and solitude, to lyrical yet finely honed appreciations of nature, to nostalgic evocations of bygone People and ways of life. As an essayist, he brings to his Travel narratives about the major pilgrimage centres of the Himalaya, or the story about searching for the gravestone of a long-forgotten author, the same empathy and sense of wonder that mark his accounts of glimpsing an elusive leopard, or watching the mist rise in a forest of pines.

A Time for All Things contains the finest non-fiction of a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations of Readers with his sustained, steady and affectionate engagement with life in a World that grows ever more hectic.

The Chakrata Cat

The Chakrata Cat

As the light came on, I saw the CAT standing at the foot of the bed, tail erect and hair on end. It was very angry. And then…its appearance changed and its head was that of a human—a woman, black-browed with flaring nostrils and large crooked ears, her lips full and drenched with blood—my blood!This is a collection of some of Ruskin Bond’s most pithy Short Stories ranging from eerie suspense to touching empathy. There’s a bloodthirsty CAT in a colonial rest house; an uncle who carries a vial of deadly arsenic with him; a mysterious woman whose seven husbands have disappeared one after another; and the touching tales of animals in the wilderness and their lonely struggle for survival against humans.Captivating and addictive, The Chakrata Cat will keep you enthralled till the end.

Till the Clouds Roll By

Till the Clouds Roll By

A couple of years after his father's death, ten-year-old Ruskin travels to Dehradun to spend his Holidays with his new family. As he reacquaints himself with his mother, now remarried and with a busy social life, his stepfather and new siblings, a pensive Ruskin longs for his father's company, his stamp collection and the old gramophone. Trying to escape this unfamiliar place, he immerses himself in Books and explores the forest glades, canals and bazaars of the little town, forming some unlikely friendships on the way.
After the much-loved Looking for the Rainbow, the master storyteller lends another backward glance at his boyhood years-a vacation that took place over seventy winters ago-remembering his days with rare humour, remarkable charm and twinges of heartache.

Unhurried Tales: My Favourite Novellas

Unhurried Tales: My Favourite Novellas

Unhurried tales: My favourite novellas brings together, for the very first time, Ruskin bond’s favourite (and finest) novellas. The stories in this book include Time stops at shamli (written in 1956 and published for the first Time in 1987); The blue umbrella, which has been a bestseller for the last forty years; Angry river, which was a longer Work when it was first written, bus stop, (No Suggestions), night of the leopard, the last tiger and tales of (No Suggestions), his latest novella, which was published in 2013. These stories speak of a World that has long vanished, but it is a World that has lost none of its power to enchant. Whether we are accompanying Sita on her perilous journey down the angry river or bisnu as he gets the better of a dangerous leopard, whether we delight in binya’s joy at owning her blue umbrella or are saddened by the fate of the last tiger, whether we laugh uproariously at the antics of the eccentric guests at the ‘hotel’ in shamli, get involved in the adventures of the Boys in Pipalnagar or plunge into the various goings-on in the ‘backwater’ of (No Suggestions), we are always entertained, always charmed. All the stories unwind in an unhurried way, even those that are filled with death-defying thrills and spills and it is this quality that enables us to sink into them and experience to its fullest the magic of the fiction that Ruskin bond has spun out of the hills and small towns of India for over sixty years.

Dragon in the Tunnel

Dragon in the Tunnel

‘Although the India of Kim is no more and the Grand Trunk Road is now a procession of trucks instead of a slow-moving caravan of horses and camels, India is still a country in which People are easily lost and quickly forgotten.’
Did you know that Delhi was half its present size in the 1940s and 50s? Can you imagine a Dehradun with lush greenery, with hardly any commercial places? Do you remember steam engines or have you ever SAT in a train pulled by one?
This book takes you back in Time as Ruskin Bond relives his memories in timeless classics like ‘Summertime in Old Delhi’, ‘Bhabiji’s House’,’ My Father’s Trees in Dehra’, creating as only he can, vignettes imbued with nostalgia. Add to these the punch of stories like ‘A Station for Scandal’, the thrill of ‘Picnic at Fox-Burn’ and the surprise twist of ‘The Eyes have It’—and you have a story for every mood!
This collection of seventeen stories showcases Bond at his story-telling best.

When the Night Falls

When the Night Falls

I saw something—something horrible—a boy weeping in the forest—and he had no face!’
‘No face, Sir?’
‘No eyes, nose, mouth—nothing.’
‘Do you mean it was like this, Sir?’ asked the watchman and raised the lamp to his own face. The watchman had no eyes, no ears, no features at all—not even an eyebrow!
True Horror surfaces from darkness only when the night falls! This goose-bumpy collection introduces you to some of the most terrifying ghost stories ever told—old manor house hauntings; a couple on a remote island, condemned to a doom of unimaginable horror; a dying woman’s promise that she will be back to take her sisters when their Time is up; a solitary walk through the woods in the evening and the terror it unfolds…
Each story is sure to send a chill down your spine. So, dive under the Covers and get ready to be spooked by the wild elements of the night!

When the Clock Strikes Thirteen

When the Clock Strikes Thirteen

Sick was she on Thursday,
Dead was she on Friday,
Glad was Tom on Saturday night
To bury his wife on Sunday.
Loved for the evocative power of his short fiction, Ruskin Bond is well-known for his riveting stories. Told in his distinctive style, this is an eclectic collection of fourteen stories—from Humour and Horror to warm and soul-stirring. Classics such as ‘A Long Walk for Bina’ and ‘Grandfather’s Earthquake’ rub shoulders with tales of Fosterganj where lizards are chased to prepare magic oil, while spooks and haunted mansions give you goosebumps!
Few writers can create as compelling stories and conjure up as eccentric characters, as Ruskin Bond can. When the Clock Strikes Thirteen is storytelling at its effortless best.

The Man Who Was Kipling

The Man Who Was Kipling

‘… A tall, stooping, elderly gentleman SAT down beside me. I gave him a quick glance, noting his swarthy features, heavy moustache and horn-rimmed spectacles. There was something familiar and disturbing about his Face and I couldn’t resist looking at him again.
I noticed that he was smiling at me.’
The Man Who Was Kipling is a collection of stories which should be on the must-read list of every reader. We are introduced to a man in a museum in London who claims to be the ghost of Rudyard Kipling. Then there is a schoolboy’s encounter with a mysterious woman, while waiting for their trains to arrive. We have an inspector pitting his wits against a murder mystery and a writer who always takes the same route into the city to catch a glimpse of a balcony belonging to a past love. And then there is the timeless classic ‘Sita and the River’ that will tug at your heartstrings. Through this collection, Ruskin Bond has us enthralled, yet again, with his effortless storytelling of these tales and more.

Eyes of the Cat

Eyes of the Cat

‘Her Eyes seemed flecked with gold when the sun was on them. And as the sun set over the mountains, Drawing a deep red wound across the sky, there was more than gold in Kiran’s eyes. There was anger…’Who does not enjoy Short Stories that are pithy, compelling and gripping? In this collection, Ruskin Bond selects some of the best Short Stories for his readers. There is O. Henry’s classic story about Hunting in the great outdoors; Guy de Maupassant’s Gothic Horror classic about a severed hand with a mind of its own; Edgar Allan Poe’s tale about a heart that doesn’t seem to stop beating; and stories by H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens and by Ruskin Bond himself.Always Entertaining and completely unputdownable, the stories in Eyes of the Cat will keep Readers riveted till the very last page.

Rs. 101.58

Ajab Gajab Meri Duniya

Ajab Gajab Meri Duniya

अजब-गजब मेरी दुनिया के चहेते लेखक रस्किन बॉन्ड अपनी पैनी नज़र और व्यंग्य की स्याही में डूबी कलम से आस-पास की जगहों, लोगों, जीव-जन्तुओं, दूर-पास के कुछ सिरफिरे रिश्तेदारों, यहाँ तक कि अपने साथ भी समय-असमय घटित अद्भुत घटनाओं को चटखारे ले-लेकर वर्णित करते हैं। इस पुस्तक में उनकी यह अनूठी बयानबाजी कभी पाठक को अचंभित करती है, कभी गुदगुदाती है तो कभी हँसी से लोट-पोट करती है।
साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार, पद्मश्री और पद्मभूषण से सम्मानित रस्किन बॉन्ड की अन्य उल्लेखनीय पुस्तकें हैं - उड़ान, रूम ऑन द रूफ़, वे आवारा दिन, दिल्ली अब दूर नहीं, एडवेंचर्स ऑफ़ रस्टी, नाइट ट्रेन ऐट देओली, पैन्थर्स मून और अंधेरे में एक चेहरा ।

Unforeseen Desires

Unforeseen Desires

‘If ever there was a courtyard in paradise, it was here.… At some distance from the bungalow was a banyan tree, with its brooding branches touching the ground. On one side was a grove of litchi trees that led to the unpaved driveway. Surrounding the other side was a forest of sal and eucalyptus trees…’

It is the 1970s and the Emergency is at its peak. Arun, an idealistic young man, is a medical intern in Dehradun whose life takes an unexpected turn when he is accused of losing a senior doctor’s wedding rings. As he begins his search for the rings, he meets Victoria, an older English missionary, who has made India her home. Arun persuades her to rent him a room in her compound, and, slowly, over shared meals and Games of Scrabble, the two form an unlikely bond. In Victoria, Arun finds a patient listener and a spiritual anchor, while he reminds her of a long-lost love.

Amidst the increasing tension regarding the lost wedding Rings and his ambiguous relationship with Victoria, Arun is forced to choose between Sujata, his fellow intern who is engaged to be married and Trishna, a nurse who loves him in spite of his indifference towards her.

Seeing Arun struggle, Victoria offers to help him compensate for the Rings and find a job and it seems like Arun’s troubles have come to an end. But when the Government changes with the end of Emergency, both Victoria and Arun must decide whether they can continue living in the country.

A charming, often poignant, novel that captures the lush Beauty of Dehradun, Unforeseen Desires is a bittersweet coming-of-age story.

Udaan

Udaan

सच्ची घटनाओं पर आधारित 1857 के पहले स्वतंत्रता-संग्राम की पृष्ठभूमि पर लिखा गया यह उपन्यास इतिहास के शिकजें में जकड़े प्रेम-भरे दिल की एक दास्तान है। रूथ एक अंग्रेज़ लड़की है जो अपने माता-पिता के साथ शाहजहांपुर में रहती है। चर्च में आते-जाते रूथ एक पठान नवाब जावेद खान के मन को भा जाती है। विद्रोहियों और अंग्रेज़ी फौजियों के बीच छिड़ी लड़ाई से बचने के लिए रूथ और उसकी मां को जावेद खान के पास पनाह लेनी पड़ती है। क्या जावेद खान रूथ को अपना बना पाता है ? रूथ के मन में जावेद खान के प्रति घृणा और क्रोध क्या प्यार में बदल जाता है ? दिल की इन्हीं सब परतों में छिपी भावनाओं को एक मार्मिक कहानी में बदल दिया है रस्किन बांड की कलम ने जिस पर श्याम बेनेगल ने 1979 में ‘जुनून’ फिल्म भी बनाई थी। "रस्किन बांड का यह उपन्यास अति पठनीय...आखिरी पन्ना पलटते हुए अफसोस होता है कि उपन्यास खत्म हो गया...दिल को छू लेने वाली कहानी बहुत देर तक याद रहती है।" -संडे ट्रिब्यून "1857 की आज़ादी की लड़ाई पर आधारित यदि आप कोई उपन्यास खोज रहे हैं तो रस्किन बांड का यह उपन्यास सबसे बेहतर है।" -हिन्दुस्तान टाइम्स

The Room on the Roof

The Room on the Roof

1992 में साहित्य अकादमी अवार्ड से पुरस्कृत रस्किन बांड का यह पहला उपन्यास है जिसे उन्होंने 17 वर्ष की उम्र में लिखा था। इस उपन्यास का पात्र, रस्टी एक सोलह वर्षीय एंग्लो-इंडियन लड़का है जिसके मां-बाप नहीं हैं और जिसे अपने अंग्रेज़ रिश्तेदारों का अनुशासन और तौर-तरीके बिल्कुल रास नहीं आते और वह उनके घर से भाग जाता है। फिर उसे मिलते हैं नये दोस्त जिनके साथ बाज़ार, मेले और त्योहारों की चहल-पहल में वह खो जाता है... बचपन और जवानी के बीच की अल्हड़ उम्र के अनुभवों पर आधारित यह क्लासिक उपन्यास आज भी पाठकों का भरपूर मनोरंजन करता है। "अपना एक विशेष जादू है इस पुस्तक का" -हैरल्ड ट्रिब्यून बुक रिव्यू "बेहद पठनीय" -द गार्डियन

Night Train at Deoli

Night Train at Deoli

नाइट ट्रेन ऐट देओली की अधिकतर कहानियों की पृष्ठभूमि उत्तराखंड की घाटियाँ हैं, जहाँ खुद रस्किन बांड का घर है। पहाड़ों पर रहने वाले सीधे-सादे, सरल लोगों की ये कहानियाँ कहीं तो पाठक के दिल को छू लेती हैं और कहीं उनके चेहरे पर मुस्कान लाती हैं। पहाड़ो पर विकास की गति बढ़ने से कैसे वृक्षों की जगह ऊँची इमारतें खड़ी हो रही हैं और स्टील, सीमेंट, प्रदूषण व आधुनिक रहन-सहन के तनाव और चिन्ताएँ इन लोगों की जि़न्दगी पर भारी पड़ रही हैं-इन सबकी पीड़ा की भी झलक इन कहानियों में मिलती है।

Books written by Ruskin Bond at best prices | Best of Ruskin Bond (201 books)

Books written by Ruskin Bond at best prices | Best of Ruskin Bond (201 books) Price
A Gallery of Rascals: My Favourite Tales of Rogues, Rapscallions & Ne'er-Do-Wells Rs. 300.0
Coming Round the Mountain: In the Year of Independence Rs. 175.0
Tiger in the Tunnel Rs. 220.0
The Wind on Haunted Hill Rs. 113.0
The Great Train Journey Rs. 146.0
Stumbling Through Life Rs. 56.22
Stumbling Through Life Rs. 200.0
Rusty and the Magic Mountain Rs. 149.0
Ranji the Music Maker Rs. 131.0
These are a Few of My Favourite Things: Ruskin Bond Rs. 299.0
A Time for all Things: Collected Essays and Sketches Rs. 261.0
The Chakrata Cat Rs. 144.0
Till the Clouds Roll By Rs. 175.0
Unhurried Tales: My Favourite Novellas Rs. 356.0
Dragon in the Tunnel Rs. 131.0
When the Night Falls Rs. 146.0
When the Clock Strikes Thirteen Rs. 146.0
The Man Who Was Kipling Rs. 140.0
Eyes of the Cat Rs. 101.58
Ajab Gajab Meri Duniya Rs. 380.0
Unforeseen Desires Rs. 154.0
Udaan Rs. 249.0
The Room on the Roof Rs. 270.0
Night Train at Deoli Rs. 340.0

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