And when all the wars are done,” I said, “a butterfly will still be beautiful.” “Did you read that somewhere?” “No, it just came into my head.” “Already you’re a writer.”’
Vast realms of memories live in our minds. They stay there quietly as we go through the motions of life. But sometimes a place, a name, a taste or even a dream brings forth a flood of colourful memories. The tiny, intricate details of these memories enrich our lives in the most unexpected ways. The heart-warming and eclectic stories in Tales from My Boyhood give you a peek into the vibrant world of Ruskin Bond’s childhood days. Take a nostalgic plunge into Bond’s world through his evocative and descriptive prose, filled with conversations, love, friendship and, most of all, cherished memories.
Tales From My Boyhood
Rupa Publications India
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5 November 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 23, 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, Ruskin 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.