When Darkness Falls and Other Stories

When Darkness Falls and Other Stories (English, Paperback, Ruskin Bond)

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When Darkness Falls and Other Stories  (English, Paperback, Ruskin Bond)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9780141006833, 0141006838
    • Pages: 120
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    When Darkness Falls And Other Stories 1st Edition is a compelling collection of short stories written by the award-winning Indian writer Ruskin Bond.

    Summary Of The Book

    Ruskin Bond’s When Darkness Falls And Other Stories 1st Edition emphasizes the unbound creativity of the genius. The stories consisted in this book display the traits of a master storyteller. These stories portray emotions of sadness, nostalgia, and happiness and thus provide a perfect bouquet of emotions.

    When Darkness Falls And Other Stories 1st Edition comprises twelve other stories besides When Darkness Falls. These are The Garden of Memories, The Family Ghost, Young Man in a Tonga, Living Without Money, The Ghost in the Garden, Monkey Trouble, Topaz, The Amorous Servant, Colonel’s Wilkie’s Good Hunting, Susanna’s Seven Husbands, The Writer’s Bar, and Return of the White Pigeon.

    The stories of this book present a variety of characters. There is Markham in When Darkness Falls, who is war veteran. Due to an accident, he has to face a kind of outcast and live a lonely life. There is a happy widow Susanna in Susanna’s Seven Husbands who loves each of her seven husbands to death. There is a reckless rake, Kundan Lal, who is famous among women. Somewhere in these stories there is also a sad woman who comes back after her death to find her husband has moved on with another love.

    As Bond puts himself, these stories “are about how the process of growing up has made us what we are today.” Most of the stories in this book were written a few months before the publication but several of them are set in the period of Bond’s childhood and adulthood. They have a semi-autobiographical touch and talk about the times when Bond lived in Dehra Dun with his grandmother. The stories set in Dehra Dun of the mid nineteenth century portray certain eccentric young lives. And Living Without Money is one of the stories that was written when Bond was freelancing.

    About Ruskin Bond

    Ruskin Bond is a famous Indian writer of children’s fiction who has been honored with Padma Shri for his contributions to literature.

    Besides When Darkness Falls And Other Stories, Ruskin Bond has authored several other books. These include The Room On The Roof, The Blue Umbrella, Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra, The Night Train At Deoli, The Panther's Moon, Potpourri, Animal Stories, The India I Love, and many more.

    Ruskin Bond lives in Landour near Mussoorie in an Ivy cottage with his adopted family since 1964. May be because of this reason his various works have glimpses of the life experiences hill stations especially at the foothills of the Himalayas.              

    Born on 19th May 1934, Ruskin Bond is an Indian children’s fiction writer of British descent. After the sudden demise of his father, he started living with his grandmother in Dehradun since the age of ten. He completed his early education from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla where he won various writing competitions. Though he was raised by his mother, his love for books was initiated by his father. His father kept him surrounded with books and made him write small descriptions of nature. He also went on hiking in the hills with his father. Ruskin Bond has been honored with numerous awards for his contributions to children’s literature. These include the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Padma Shri.

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    • Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun, New Delhi and Simla. His first novel The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over five hundred short stories, essays and novellas (some included in the collections Dust on the Mountains and Classic Ruskin Bond) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi governments Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.
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    5

    simply amazing

    it really contain some fabulous work by mr. bond . my all time fav writer right frm d dys of my schooling.. im his grt fan
    this book contain a story named TOPAZ ... its really d topaz of this book, simply love it.
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    bikash

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    Refreshing

    This collection of short stories by Ruskin Bond is a very refreshing read. As always, the writing style is fantastic. Few of the stories are eerie. Enjoyed reading it thoroughly.Flipkart's service never fails to impress. You guys rock!!
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    Nandini

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    5

    Lovely

    All the stories are very nice & I loved it. All the stories have touched my heart! and its very magical.
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    Micheal Langmailai

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    Jul, 2014

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    5

    Just wow!

    awesome book
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    Malati Mondal

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    Just wow!

    one of the best Ruskin Bond books the collection is nice and stories are very cleverly written
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    Harshit Sagar

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    Very Good

    perfect for gifting. very good stories
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    aishwarya ray

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    Best in the market!

    Nice book
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    Worth every penny

    My first Ruskin Bond book and honestly, I was glued to it and finished the stories in just 3 hours.! 💕
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    Azra Nasreen Taj

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    Don't waste your money

    Only 2 or 3 stories r good. It could be better. Disappointed. Waste of money and time .don't buy.
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    Affrin Khan

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    Mar, 2018

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    Awesome

    Awesome Stories.
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:how many pages are there?
    A:The total number of pages is 102 story Introduction 6 pgs Content 1 pg Publication 3 pgs Left blank at the end 3 pgs
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    Q:how many stories are there & how about their length?
    A:It is a compilation of 13 short stories of about 4-5 pages each.
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    Q:do all the stories written by Ruskin Bond?
    A:yes
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