Ruskin Bond's 87th Birthday Special: 7 must-read books by the Padma Shri writer
Today, Ruskin Bond celebrates his 87th birthday. He is a true gem of the literary world.
Books are like a getaway for all of us to wander around some faraway places in a fantasy world. Who said you couldn't get lost in rural India or in the alleys of Mussorie or in the simplicity of nature? Ruskin Bond can bring you that essence. On his birthday special, let's have a look at the 7 must-reads of the Padma Shri writer.
It's a very sweet novel about a North Indian girl who grows a cherry tree from its seed. It has a very gentle finish to the story.
A Handful of Nuts
It's one of Bond's inspirational reads. It has friendship, love, and simplicity that a book lover will fell in love with.
The Room on the Roof
The novel was based on a 16-year-old boy named Rusty. This novel will take you to the roads of the countryside in Dehradun. It has fun elements, adventure and lots of more emotion to unravel.
Delhi is not far
Ruskin Bond taught us how to dream big through his novels like Delhi is not far. It's about the people who want to achieve big success by getting out of their small town.
A Flight of Pigeons
It's a genre that covers both fiction and non-fiction. The novel is based on the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Later, Shyam Benegal made a Bollywood movie, Junoon.
Rusty, the Boy from the Hills
Want a getaway from the harsh realities? Pick 'Rusty, the Boy from the Hills and get lost in the scenery. Ruskin Bond has vividly picturised the beauty of nature in this novel. The story is about a curious yet lonely boy, Rusty.
The Blue Umbrella
The story is about a young girl Biniya and her Blue Umbrella and how a shop owner tries to own it. A Bollywood movie was also made on it.
Here's wishing the forever young at heart, nature lover, Padma Shri writer Ruskin Bond, a very Happy Birthday. The world needs more of your works.