ALEPH BOOK COMPANY
Ruskin Bond is the most addictive and entertaining writer in modern Indian literature.
The author of over a hundred novels and short-story collections, his fiction is especially
celebrated for the unforgettable misfits, dreamers, small-time con artists, rapscallions,
thieves and drifters who populate it. For the first time ever, A Gallery of Rascals brings
together the most memorable rogues to feature in Ruskin Bond’s fiction. A few brand new
stories—‘A Man Called Brain’, ‘Sher Singh and the Hot-water Bottle’, ‘Crossing the Road’—
headline this collection and rub shoulders with much-loved tales like ‘The Thief’s Story’,
‘The Boy Who Broke the Bank’, ‘Tigers for Dinner’ and ‘A Case for Inspector Lal’. Thrilling
and effortlessly readable, the thirty stories in this book show exactly why Ruskin Bond’s
fiction is irresistible.