ISBN 9788129114839,Rusty And I: Up-Close With Ruskin Bond

Rusty And I: Up-Close With Ruskin Bond



Rupa Publications

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788129114839

ISBN-10 8129114836


Number of Pages 370 Pages
Language (English)

General & world history

At one time, Bond was pilloried and tomahawked by some critics who thought him fit only to be published in weekend supplements, as his style of writing, according to them, was 'simplistic'. The book puts together fascinating interviews, perceptive reviews, moving reminiscences, deeply-felt poems, highly readable stories and insightful reportages--all dedicated to Ruskin Bond. His soulful stories, novels and poems have that unique power capable of liberating any soul caught in the throes of modern-day sickness born out of the penchant to run after money and fame. According to Manoj Das, Rusty and I is a decent and distinct tribute to Ruskin Bond, 'our resident Wordsworth in prose', that deserves a response at the same wavelength--one of love. About the Author Swapan K. Banerjee--listed twice in Cambridge's Dictionary of International Biography--realized his calling for the first time when Ruskin Bond sent his interviews, among other write-ups done by him, to Boston University's Special Collection Library. Since then, true to his calling, he has interviewed several well-known writers and artists, many of whom have been published in major dailies.