Book List:73 titles
  • As soon as Binya saw the beautiful blue silk umbrella, she wanted it. She wanted it so badly that she was willing to give her lucky leopard's claw pendant in exchange. No one in the village had such a fine umbrella, and everywhere Binya went the umbr...


  • The 21 stories in this book are the greatest pieces of fiction written by Ruskin Bond. Chosen by the author himself, from a body of work built over 50 years (starting with his award-winning first novel, The Room on the Roof, and ending with Tales of ...


  • I forget what took me to Fosterganj in the first place. Destiny, perhaps, although I'm not sure why destiny would have bothered to guide an itinerant writer to an obscure little hamlet in the hills. Chance would be a better word. For chance plays a g...


  • "Tigers for Dinner: Tall Tales By Jim Corbett's Khansama" is a fun-filled book for children and adults alike. It is a collection of short stories about the adventures of Jim Corbett, narrated by his family cook, Mehmoud, to the author when he was a c...


  • Here is a collection of stories about school life that will appeal to every kind of school-goer. These are incidents from the author's own life, when he was a shy, quiet boy in boarding school who chose the library over the football field and was kno...


  • For all those who have trembled through Ruskin Bond's tales of horror and mystery, here's another collection of strange and dark stories from the master storyteller. Within these pages you will befriend Jimmy the jinn who has trouble keeping his hand...


  • For over six decades, Ruskin Bond has celebrated the wonder and beauty of nature as few other contemporary writers have, or indeed can. The Book of Nature brings together the best of his writing on the natural world, not just in the Himalayan foothil...


  • Ruskin Bond wrote his first short story, 'Untouchable', at the age of sixteen, and has written memorable fiction ever since. He is famous not only for his love of the hills, but for imbuing the countryside with life and vibrancy through moving descri...


  • An enchanting collection of stories from the heartland of India Ruskin Bond's simple characters, living amidst the lush forests of the Himalayan foothills, are remarkable for their quiet heroism, courage and grace, and age-old values of honesty and f...






  • This volume brings together the best of Ruskin Bond's prose and poetry. For over four decades, by way of innumerable novels, essays, short stories and poems, the author has mapped out and peopled a unique literary landscape. This anthology has select...


  • The squirrel family must move to a new house, but Nonu's not happy Little Nonu Squirrel, playful and daring, has just moved into his new house with Papa Squirrel and Mummy Squirrel. As he starts exploring his new neighbourhood, he realizes there are ...


  • Ten unforgettable tales of fascinating human encounters with animals and birds-of a man-eater that terrorizes an entire village; the strange and wonderful trust that develops between a fierce leopard and a boy; revengeful monkeys who never forgive a ...


  • Join intrepid heroes and dauntless heroines in their quest for survival against earthquakes, fire, floods and bombs! Live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Flee with Romi as he rides his cycle straight into the river to get ...


  • 'I think everyone has at least one eccentric aunt or uncle in the family. I had more than one. My boyhood days were enlivened by their presence.' India's best-loved children's writer Ruskin Bond introduces us to some of the most endearing and adorabl...


  • A chronicle of Rusty's rebellious, eventful progression into manhood. Rusty, having run away from his guardian's home, is now trying to define his identity as he lives with the Kapoor family, tutoring their son Kishen and occupying the room on the ro...


  • In the five years of his life that this book traces, Rusty's story is taken forward to his adolescent years. His world is turned topsy-turvy as many upheavals besiege him. After his father and grandmother pass away in quick succession, the twelve-yea...


  • Rusty is a quiet, imaginative and sensitive boy who lives with his grandparents in pre-Independence Dehra Dun. Though he is not the adventurous himself, the strangest and most extraordinary things keep happening around him. The house in Dehra is full...


  • For over five decades, Ruskin ond has written charming tales that have mesmerized readers of all ages. This collection brings together his finest stories for children in one volume. Published previously as A Treasury of Stories for Children, this att...


  • A timeless selection of writings from India's best-loved author I know the world's a crowded place, And elephants do take up space, But if it makes a difference, Lord, I'd gladly share my room and board. A baby elephant would do . . . But, if he brin...


  • Reinventing yourself is harder when you don't remember who you were Seventeen-year-old Kalindi wakes up in hospital with no recollection of how she got there. But that's not the only thing she doesn't remember: Her whole memory has been wiped clean. ...


  • Somewhere in life There must be someone To take your hand And share the torrid day. Without the touch of friendship There is no life, and we must fade away. Discover a hidden pool with three young boys, laugh out loud as a little mouse makes demands ...


  • Immortal Stories, published by Ratna Sagar, is a collection of classic stories selected by famous children's writer Ruskin Bond. The collection seeks to introduce children to timeless works of literature and encourage them to explore the treasures of...


  • H.H. is the spoilt, selfish, beautiful widow of the Maharaja of Mastipur. She lives with her dogs and her caretaker, Hans, in an enormous old house in Mussoorie, taking lovers and discarding them, drinking too much, and fending off her reckless sons ...


  • That Black Widow spider always reminds me of Susanna, my lifelong friend and neighbour . . . As I was never her husband, I have survived to tell this story. Since his childhood, Arun has secretly been in love with Susanna, his dangerously alluring ne...


  • From the time he was a boy living with his grandparents in Dehra; surrounded by an assortment of odd animals; people and relatives; to when he gets sent away to school; then makes his way to London and becomes a writer; Rusty's had more adventures th...


  • � In this unique collection of stories, Ruskin Bond recalls his school days in a boarding school with humour and affection. He remembers the honour of being a Boy Scout, the pleasure of belonging to a secret club, the discovery of his passion for r...


  • This brilliant new collection of stories by one of India's best-loved storytellers richly evokes Dehradun of the 1940s; with its quaint cinema halls and crumbling villas; its modest chaat-shops and ubiquitous tongas. But; as young Ruskin-the narrator...



  • Ruskin Bond wrote his first short story, 'Untouchable', at the age of sixteen in 1950. Since then he has written over a hundred stories, including the classics 'A Face in the Dark', 'The Kitemaker', 'The Tunnel' and 'Time Stops at Shamli'. Two of his...






  • A collection of Ruskin Bond's six novels evoking nostalgia for time gone by This collection of six novels sparkles with the quiet charm and humanity that are the hallmarks of Ruskin Bond's writing. Evoking nostalgia for a time gone by, these poignant...



  • Three popular books for children, written by Ruskin Bond, have been combined into one omnibus edition. A treat for those who love Ruskin Bond's stories about the mountains, mountain people, wild flowers and jungle animals. Beautifully illustrated by ...


  • The Sensualist is the story of a man enslaved by his libido and spiralling twards self- destruction. Gripping, erotic, even brutal, the book explores the demons that its protagonist must grapple with before he is able to come to terms with himself. I...


  • Ruskin Bond wrote his first short story; 'Untouchable'; at the age of sixteen over hundred stories; including the classics 'A Face in Dark'; 'The Kitemaker'; 'The Tunnel'; 'The Room if many Colours'; 'Dust on the Mountain'; and 'Times Stops at Shamli...



  • A delectable offering from a writer who not only knows how to make us laugh but also knows how to laugh at himself Playful tigers; 'ghosts'; elephants; crows and old favourites like Uncle Ken; Miss Bun; the author's slightly eccentric grandfather and...


  • A collection of all-time favourite school stories Meet the world's naughtiest boys and girls, the best and the worst students and some really famous children in this book as they make their way through school. Read about David Copperfield and his fri...


  • A comprehensive guide to fiction in English for readers aged four to sixteen The Good Reading Guide for Children is divided into three sections to suit every age group has entries listing over 1000 books is divided into categories with cross-referenc...






  • This volume brings together the best of Ruskin Bond s prose and poetry. For over four decades, by way of innumerable novels, essays, short stories and poems, the author has mapped out and peopled a unique literary landscape. This anthology has select...


  • This collection brings together the best of Ruskin Bond's cameos, all beautifully imagined and crafted, inspired by people who have left a lasting impression on him. In addition, there are a host of characters culled from Bond's numerous short storie...



  • Rain in the Mountains brings together some of Ruskin Bond s most beautiful works from his years spent in the foothills of the Himalayas in the town of Mussoorie. Through vivid images and lucid writing, Bond evokes the everyday sights and sounds, and ...


  • In dull and dusty Pipalnagar, each day is like another, and 'there is not exactly despair, but resignation'. Even the dreams here are small. Adrift among them, the narrator, Arun, a struggling writer of detective novels in Urdu, waits for inspiration...


  • A Flight of Pigeons, written by Ruskin Bond, is the story of the Labadoor family, set in 1857. The patriarch of the family is killed in a church, and Ruth Labadoor and her family have to take the help of Hindus and Muslims to find their way to their ...


  • In the five years of his life that this book traces, Rusty s story is taken forward to his adolescent years. His world is turned topsy-turvy as many upheavals besiege him. After his father and grandmother pass away in quick succession, the twelve-yea...







  • Everything that you've always loved about Ruskin Bond is back His mesmerizing descriptions of nature and his wonderful way with words-this is Ruskin Bond at his finest. Read on as Rusty tells the story of his grandfather's relationship with the trees...


  • Autobiographical sketches and stories from India's best-loved writer in English. For over four decades now, by way of innumerable short stories, essays, poems and novels, Ruskin Bond has championed simplicity and quietude in life and in art. This col...



  • The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railways - from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams. The teening and varied life of the Indian Railway station and ...


  • A compilation of love stories and poems from the classical literature and folklore of India Set in regions of great natural beauty where Kamadeva, the god of love, picks his victims with consummate ease, these stories and lyrics celebrate the myriad ...



  • Master storyteller Ruskin Bond shows how the love for the hills may persist to death and beyond. The agents of the supernatural may be gentle like the fairy folk in On Fairy Hill or malevolent like the welldressed diners of The Prize . Bond aficionad...




  • It was a small island in the middle of a big river, and just large enough for Sita and her grandparents to live with their three goats, the hens, a vegetable patch and a peepul tree. But one day, the river fl ooded and took everything with it, includ...



  • Fourteen engaging stories from one of India's master story-tellers Semi-autobiographical in nature, these stories span the period from the author's childhood to the present. We are introduced, in a series of beautifully imagined and crafted cameos, t...



  • Predominantly set in the valleys of Uttarakhand, the stories in this book are warm, intimate portraits of life in the Himalayan foothills. Apart from gently satirical studies about village and small-town braggarts and petty officials, this collection...



  • Residents of nondescript villages and towns, Ruskin Bond s characters are remarkable for their quiet heroism, courage and grace, and age-old values of honesty and fidelity. They lead lives that are touched by natural beauty as well as suffering the l...



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    'Remember the old road, The steep stony path That took us up from Rajpur, Toiling and sweating And grumbling at the climb, But enjoying it all the same...' (From 'Remember the Old Road' by Ruskin Bond) Sometimes a journey can be of discovery. And in ...


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    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...


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    The finest nonfiction by Ruskin Bond, a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations, collected in a single volume.  A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of t...


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    In When Darkness Falls, Ruskin Bond emerges yet again as a master storyteller. We meet the war veteran Markham, whose deformation ends in tragedy; Susanna, the merry widow who loved each of her seven husbands to death; and Kundan Singh, the reckless ...


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    ‘One by one the clocks of the town struck midnight, when the sounds died away the deep silence of windless night fell again over everything...'A great imagination makes for terrific ghost stories - stories that go beyond the tapping on the doors in...