Room on the Roof

Topics: Mussoorie, Ruskin Bond, Landour Pages: 3 (1015 words) Published: June 6, 2011
Ruskin Bond
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Ruskin bond|
Born| 19 May 1934 (age 77)
Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India|
Occupation| Writer Poet|
Nationality| Indian|
Period| 1951-present|
Genres| Contemporary|
Subjects| Autobiographical, Semi-autobiographical, Fiction, Non-fiction, novella writer, novelist, children and young adult's writer| Ruskin Bond, born 19 May 1934, is an Indian author of British descent.[1] He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children's authors and a top novelist. In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, "Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra", by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters [2] in India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to children's literature. He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie. Contents[hide] * 1 Early life * 2 Literary style * 3 Filmography * 4 Notable works * 5 References * 6 External links| [edit] Early life

His father was with the Royal Air Force during World War II. He had one sister and brother, Ellen and William Bond. When the writer was four years old, his mother separated from his father and married a Punjabi-Hindu, Mr. Hari, who himself had been married once. When he was ten years old Ruskin went to his grandmother's in Dehra Dun (he called her the "Culcata Granny") because of his father's sudden death due to frequent bouts of malaria and jaundice. He has lived in London since the 1960s, having previously also lived, as a child and as a young man, in Shimla, Jamnagar, Mussoorie, Dehradun and London.[3] [edit] Literary style

Most of Bond's writings show a very strong influence from the social life in the hill stations at the foothills of the Himalayas, where he spent his childhood. His first novel, "The Room On the Roof", was written when he was 17 and published when he was 21. It was partly based on his experiences at Dehra, in...
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