Unhurried Tales: My Favourite Novellas


Ruskin Bond



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Publication Year 2017


ISBN-10 9386021889

Hard Cover

Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 12.7 x 1.45 x 20.32
Weight (grms) 272

Unhurried tales: My favourite novellas brings together, for the very first time, Ruskin bond’s favourite (and finest) novellas. The stories in this book include time stops at shamli (written in 1956 and published for the first time in 1987); The blue umbrella, which has been a bestseller for the last forty years; Angry river, which was a longer work when it was first written, bus stop, (No Suggestions), night of the leopard, the last tiger and tales of (No Suggestions), his latest novella, which was published in 2013. These stories speak of a world that has long vanished, but it is a world that has lost none of its power to enchant. Whether we are accompanying Sita on her perilous journey down the angry river or bisnu as he gets the better of a dangerous leopard, whether we delight in binya’s joy at owning her blue umbrella or are saddened by the fate of the last tiger, whether we laugh uproariously at the antics of the eccentric guests at the ‘hotel’ in shamli, get involved in the adventures of the boys in Pipalnagar or plunge into the various goings-on in the ‘backwater’ of (No Suggestions), we are always entertained, always charmed. All the stories unwind in an unhurried way, even those that are filled with death-defying thrills and spills and it is this quality that enables us to sink into them and experience to its fullest the magic of the fiction that Ruskin bond has spun out of the hills and small towns of India for over sixty years

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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