As she sat on the grass beside me, reading aloud or listening to me with a look of complete trust and belief, all the love that had been lying dormant in me during my years of self-exile surfaced in a sudden surge of tenderness.’ What does ‘love’ mean? Is it an old couple holding hands as they walk down on a busy street; or some boys returning from school with their arms around each other’s necks; or a dog excitedly jumping on its owner when she gets back from work? Love lurks in all these moments of tenderness and warmth that make life worth living. We Must Love Someone brings together Ruskin Bond’s stories and essays on the ephemeral moments of connection and affection between friends, families, lovers and even strangers. Explore the many shades of love with this collection that promises to tug at your heartstrings.
We Must Love Someone
Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd
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5 September 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.