Once Upon a Monsoon Time, authored by Ruskin Bond, is a nostalgic story of the author’s childhood at his grandmother’s home in Dehradun.
Summary of the Book
Ruskin Bond travels back to his childhood in this novel and remembers how important his father’s role in his childhood was. He also remembers how he spent most time at his grandmother’s place and in an old place situated by the Arabian Sea. The book offers a quick peek into various aspects of his childhood: his friends, his grandma’s treasures hidden in an old tree trunk, the trees he was in love with, and all those stories that revolved around his growth. This book is a must-read for ardent Ruskin Bond’s fans.
About Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond was born Himachal Pradesh, India. He is the recipient of the most honorary Indian awards like the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award and the Indian National Academy of Literature. His contribution to children’s literature in India is specially recognized by the Indian Council for Child Education. His autobiography is Rain in the Mountains. Scenes from a Writer’s Life also talks about the young Ruskin. Some of his books are adapted as films and TV series, which have won awards. Garland of Memories, Rain in the Mountain-Notes from the Himalayas, A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings, Vagrants in the Valley and Other Poems and Once upon a Monsoon Time are some of his other works.