12 Interesting facts about Ruskin Bond


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Ruskin Bond is an author known for his outstanding contributions to children’s literature in India. In a career spanning 5 decades, Ruskin Bond has experimented with writing in a variety of genres including non-fiction, romance as well as autobiographical.
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Here are some interesting facts you should definitely know about the Sahitya Akademi Award winner.
  1. 1 Ruskin Bond was born to Edith Clerke and Aubrey Bond. Bond saw his parents getting divorced when he was only four years old. His mother then married an Indian.

  2. 2 His father died of malaria in 1944 and Bond went to live with his grandmother in Dehradun, India. For the rest of his childhood, he was raised by his mother and stepfather.

  3. 3 He wanted to be a tap dancer when he was young.

  4. 4 He did most of his schooling from Bishop Cotton School, Shimla.

  5. 5 His first novel, The Room on the Roof, was published when he was just 21 years old.

  6. 6 Some of Ruskin's stories like 'The Blue Umbrella' and 'Susanna's Seven Husbands' have also been adopted to Bollywood films. The Hindi film Junoon is based on Bond's historic novella A Flight of Pigeons.

  7. 7 His favourite and the first book he read in his childhood was Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales.

  8. 8 Most of his works are influenced by life in the hill stations at the foothills of the Himalayas, where he spent his childhood.

  9. 9 He has also revealed that he is very lazy and gets grumpy when it rains.

  10. 10 He believes that an author should be able to write anywhere.

  11. 11 He is very quite by nature and stays away from the attention of media.

  12. 12 Some of his really famous works include: School Days, Funny Side Up, Garland of Memories, Rusty - The Boy from Hills, The Room on the Roof, Landour Days - A Writer's Journal, A Town Called Dehra, Angry River


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