Sometimes, when the old tiger was very lonely, he gave a great roar, which could be heard throughout the forest. The villagers thought he was roaring in anger, but the jungle knew that he was really roaring out of loneliness. When the sound of his roar had died away, he paused, standing still, waiting for an answering roar; but it never came.’
No matter how old we get or how busy our lives become, there is something about stories involving animals that tug at our hearts. In the fast-paced world of today, stories about forest animals—involving folly, adventure, joy and laughter—give us a respite from the boredom of everyday life.
In My Friends from the Forest, Ruskin Bond transports us to the vibrant world of panthers, leopards, snakes, elephants and many more lovely animals. Bond’s enchanting prose, along with his elegant storytelling, makes us dream of a world where we live in harmony with our friends from the forest. The stories in this collection are sure to take you on a joyful and adventurous journey through the forests of India.
My Friends From The Forest
Rupa Publications India
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5 December 2023
Ruskin Bond is known for his signature simplistic and witty writing style. He is the author of several bestselling short stories, novellas, collections, essays and children’s books, and has contributed a number of poems and articles to various magazines and anthologies. At the age of twenty-three, he won the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first novel, The Room on the Roof. He was also the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1999, Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi Government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Born in 1934, Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.