The Blue Umbrella
    The Blue Umbrella (English, Paperback, Ruskin Bond)

    The Blue Umbrella  (English, Paperback, Ruskin Bond)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa Publisher
    • ISBN: 9788171673407, 8171673406
    • Edition: 1st, 1992
    • Pages: 88
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    The Blue Umbrella is a stirring novel about the simple yet generous minds of children by the author Ruskin Bond.

    Summary Of The book

    The Blue Umbrella is a novel set in the mountainous Gharwal region. The story is about a little girl called Binya, who on falling upon a group of picnickers, is enchanted by a beautiful blue umbrella belonging to one of them. Incidentally, one of the ladies in the group takes a liking to Binya’s leopard claw necklace and offers to buy it from her. When Binya refuses, she is asked to choose anything that she would like in return for it and she chooses the blue umbrella. After much pleading, the lady consents to her wish and Binya becomes the proud owner of the umbrella.

    But, what happens when the village shopkeeper sets his eyes on the very same umbrella and decides to have it for himself? Binya’s precious umbrella becomes the source of envy to him and he tries his utmost to get it from her. What follows is a story of greed, ignominy and kindness.

    The book was adapted into a movie called The Blue Umbrella in 2005 and which was later awarded the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.

    About Ruskin Bond

    Ruskin Bond is a famous Indian writer, known especially for his children’s fiction. He has authored more than 300 stories, essays and novels.

    His other novels are A Flight of Pigeons, Vagrants in the Valley, Angry River, The India I Love and Roads to Mussoorie. Some of his short story collections are A Town Called Dehra, The Night Train at Deoli and Tigers Forever.

    He was born in 1934 in Kasauli and spent the major part of his childhood in Jamnagar, Shimla and Dehradun. He went to Bishop Cotton School in Shimla and graduated from there with numerous literary awards. Following this, he went to England and began work on his first novel, The Room on the Roof, which won him the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He returned to India and worked as a journalist for some time before moving to Mussoorie permanently. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 and was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri in 1999. He has also authored two autobiographies namely Scenes from A Writer’s Life and Rain in the Mountains. A Flight of Pigeons and his short story Susanna’s Seven Husbands were also adapted into movies called Junoon and 7 Khoon Maaf respectively.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 1992
    • Author
      • Ruskin Bond
    • Author Info
      • Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a raconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. The Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories from the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Himalayan Tales and The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories are some of his recent books for Rupa.
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    • Age Group
      • 5 - 9 Years
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    beautiful story!!!

    very nice story...simple yet interesting.... beautifully written...the language used is simple...overall verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....lovelllllyyyyyyy!!!

    Pooja Porob

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    9 Sep, 2014

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    Rendezvous with Pure Innocence

    Childhood is the most beautiful time period of a person's life. We all want something badly when we are kids. But pure innocence is in the mentality of giving.

    Binya is just another child, who, one fine day comes across a beautiful Blue Umbrella. She also possesses a beautiful Locket. She sacrifices one dear possession for acquiring another. The Umbrella becomes her best friend.

    Wherever she goes, the umbrella goes with her. Her cattle and her brother accompany the two. The relation between...

    Aabha Padgaonkar

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    1 Feb, 2012

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    Highly recommended

    Good Read as always by Ruskin Bond ! But since the book is originally lowly priced I think I shelled out more money for the book due delivery charges. We shop online because time is really a criterion for most of us these days... If charges are convenient for delivery it makes people more eager to order online :)

    Flipkart Customer

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    2 Feb, 2017

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    for kids

    The book is for kids not for adults. Its having so many images to construct the actual scenario about the literature.

    Ankit Narang

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    3 Jan, 2016

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    Simply awesome

    Very nice book. It is adventurous and exciting. I enjoyed reading it very muchard.

    Flipkart Customer

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    24 May, 2017



    Ausome Book !!

    Aditya Manaktala

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    15 May, 2017


    Really Nice

    Good book have it.


    Certified Buyer

    13 May, 2017


    Does the job

    Good read

    Babitha costa

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    13 May, 2017


    Very Good

    Nice book and delivery

    Randhir Kumar

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    13 May, 2017




    Srince S

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    13 May, 2017

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