Waking up early, getting dressed in the morning for a long day at school, we would often look forward to attending classes in an interactive environment. And what’s more interactive than a storytelling class?! Our English classes were arguably the most story-centric lectures. We would read through works of different authors and poets as the teacher breaks down the likes of ‘blue curtains’ metaphors in the poem. And amongst other authors, Ruskin Bond is an author we have all come across during our school days. While we might disagree on how exciting or how boring waking up early in the morning was, we all shared a classroom – although in different parts of the country – reading and talking about Ruskin Bond stories as part of our curriculum.
As we see more and more schools reopening now, we realise how much we have missed interacting in class and zoning out listening to these stories. Be it the excitement of finally going back to the classroom, or simply remembering our childhood days, we decided to put together a list of stories and books written by Ruskin Bond – all based on the type of reader you are!
This list is a combination of Ruskin Bond’s best books, his autobiographies, famous books, and books he wrote for kids.
1. The Room on the Roof
For readers who prefer autobiographies, The Room on the Roof is a semi-autobiography, partly inspired by Ruskin Bond’s life as a 17-year old living in the foothills of the Himalayas.
2. Angry River
One of Bond’s first children’s books, published in the 1970s, had a more toned down writing as the publisher requested a children’s story. So, for our young readers, we recommend Angry River.
3. A Season of Ghosts
For readers who like supernatural fiction. This collection of ghost stories is not just limited to ghosts but also expands to fairy tales and monsters. Written in the first person, Mr Bond tries to answer an age-old question – Do you believe in ghosts?
4. Susanna’s Seven Husbands
Recommended for our movie buffs. Susanna’s Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond is based around the theme of happiness, tradition, love, jealousy and insecurity. Later adapted into Priyanka Chopra starrer 7 KhoonMaaf.
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