ISBN 9788129116918,When The Tiger Was King

When The Tiger Was King


Ruskin Bond


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788129116918

ISBN-10 812911691X


Number of Pages 104 Pages
Language (English)


The tiger, the largest living member of the cat family, has long been the undisputed ruler of India's forests. Poaching and territorial encroachments have now diminished their numbers. When the Tiger was King recalls a time when tigers roamed the Indian subcontinent without fear of either man or beast. In this anthology, Ruskin Bond brings together some of the most engaging stories ever written about tigers, an apt tribute to the majesty and splendor of India's dying kings. 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, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Academy Award), Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, and A Little Night Music. He has also, over the years, expertly compiled and edited a number of anthologies.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Delhi Government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.