The Room on the Roof: An award-winning novel by Ruskin Bond

Author:

Ruskin Bond

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2016
ISBN-13

9780143333388

ISBN-10 0143333380
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 13.5 x 1.4 x 19.9
Weight (grms) 150

A classic coming-of-age story which has held generations of readers spellbound!


Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted … and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community.


Written when the author was himself seventeen, this moving story of love and friendship, with a new introduction and illustrations will be enjoyed by a whole new generation of readers.

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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