Room on the Roof, The (R/J)
    Room on the Roof, The (R/J) (English, Paperback, Ruskin Bond)

    Room on the Roof, The (R/J)  (English, Paperback, Ruskin Bond)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • Genre: Indian Writing
    • ISBN: 9780143333388, 0143333380
    • Edition: 1, 2014
    • Pages: 208
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    The Room on the Roof is Ruskin Bond’s first book. It offers readers a view into the mind of Bond’s seventeen year old self.

    Summary of the Book

    Written when Ruskin Bond was merely seventeen, this book tells the story of an Anglo-Indian boy named Rusty. Rusty lives in Dehra, and following his parents’ death, he is forced to live with his English guardian, a strict disciplinarian with strong Victorian principles. Rusty craves to spend time amidst the bazaars and streets near his house, but the man refuses to let him. However, it isn’t very easy to keep a 16 year old boy locked up. This is a tale of friendship, caring and the joys of youth.

    About Ruskin Bond

    Ruskin Bond is an Indian writer of British descent. He is best remembered for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, A Flight of Pigeons, The Adventures of Rusty and Angry River.

    Bond was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Padma Bhushan.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Puffin
    • Publication Year
      • 2014
    • Authored By
      • Ruskin Bond
    Additional Features
    • Age Group
      • 6-8 years
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Bond is my favourite writer in english writing in india,since i didnot get the book of the same writer i was unable to read it,but flipkart provided me a chance, i thank to flipkart . Tajoddin shaikh from ausa,maharashtra

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    if you are an adept reader, or even if you are an amateur , this is a book u must read before ur last breadth , the font size the paper quality oof the books all gives u a nostalgic feeling . worth the money

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    The other half of the book is in 'Rusty & the Leopard'. But its rather a good book for children. The scripts are in simple language which could be easily understood.

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    Terrific purchase

    A great book that takes you back to your childhood.


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    Bhavika Jain(9th)Mind Tree School
    The novel, ROOM ON THE ROOF revolves around a sixteen-year old Anglo-Indian boy, Rusty who is thoroughly compelled to live with his guardian’s strict ways and stern behavior. He runs away and ends up living with some Indian friends. It makes me feel like going and visiting the Himalayan foothills - Dehradun and the towns around there. Beyond the story, what marvels the reader is the author's vivid descriptions of rain, trees, nature and village people and lea...

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    21 Feb, 2017

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    Can't believe that he wrote it when he was just 17

    Ruskin Bond is the author who shaped my childhood and every word that he wrote in this book evoked nostalgia in me. I find his writing very poetic and he explains hardest of things in the simplest manner. Must read for any Ruskin Bond lover.

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    22 Feb, 2016

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