ISBN 9789383064793,A Gathering of Friends : My Favourite Stories

A Gathering of Friends : My Favourite Stories


Ruskin Bond


Aleph Book Company



Aleph Book Company

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789383064793

ISBN-10 938306479X


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

The twenty-one stories in the book are the greatest pieces of fiction written by Ruskin Bond. Chosen by the author himself, from a body of work built over fifty years (Starting with his award-winning first novel, The Room on the Roof and ending with Tales of Fosterganj) this collection includes well-known masterpieces like 'The Night Train at Deoli', 'The Woman on Platform No 8', 'Rusty Plays Holi' (From the Room on the Roof), 'Angry River', 'The Blue Umbrella', 'The Eyes Have It', 'Most Beautiful', 'Panther's Moon', as well as newer stories like 'An Evening at the Savoy with H. H.' (From Maharani) and 'Dinner with Foster' (From Tales of Fosterganj). Taken together, the stories in 'A Gathering of Friends' show why Ruskin Bond has long been regarded as one of the pillars of Indian literature. This is a book that will delight his legions of fans as well as those lucky few who are new to his fiction.

About the Author

One of India's finest and most popular storytellers, Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), 'A Flight of Pigeons', 'The Night Train at Deoli', 'Time Stops at Shamli', 'Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award)', 'Angry River', 'The Blue Umbrella', Delhi Is Not Far, Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, A Little Night Music, Tigers for Dinner and Tales of Fosterganj.

Ruskin Bond was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.