Tales of Fosterganj


Ruskin Bond



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Publication Year 2013


ISBN-10 9382277471

Hard Cover

Number of Pages 152 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 13.97 x 1.27 x 21.59
Weight (grms) 331

Tales of Fosterganj by Ruskin Bond is a fiction that opens window to a remote and quaint village Fosterganj, located around the hills of Mussoorie.

The story traces the journey of a writer from Delhi, who lands up in Fosterganj by chance. Though initially annoyed by the place and the people, he decides to stick there because of the interesting viewpoint he gets from his bathroom. Being a writer, he tries to isolate himself but his constant encounters with the natives makes him realise that each one of them has an intense story behind them.

The engaging characters such as Hassan, a hardworking baker, a pickpocket who couldn't give up his habit of picking pockets, a mother and her son living in a haunted house, a bank manager, a drunkard who cooks up pity stories to earn people's sympathy thus their money, etc. have weaved a strong plot along with the writer. These eccentric characters maintain the curious quotient of the story throughout the novel.

Wondered and intrigued by their stories, the writer unexpectedly indulges himself into a series of adventures, which involves a close face off with a leopard, a fearful night spent in a spooky house, journey to return a box of precious stones, chasing lizards, getting trapped in a scary earthquake, all of which lead to a wonderful climax.

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond\'s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children\'s books, many of which have been published by Penguin India. He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.
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