The India I Love is an expression of Ruskin Bond’s reminiscences on his stay in India, his relationship with Britain, on writing, and much more.
Summary Of The Book
The India I Love is a collection of Ruskin Bond’s reflections on various aspects of his life in India over the years. It is composed of prose and poems which share the same nature as Ruskin Bond’s earlier works, they come straight from the heart. Ruskin Bond expresses the very things that create the Indian flavor and distinguish it as unique. The nineteen chapters which make up The India I Love touch upon the various joys and sorrows of life in India and his relationship to it. Because of the use of simple words and phrases, the book connects easily with the readers.
The India I Love begins with Ruskin’s views on education, recounting the experience of watching young boys go to school every day. With characteristic wit and humor, Ruskin tackles the subject of celibacy with respect to his own life. As he shares from the pages of his diary, readers are gradually acquainted with his life in London. As the chapters move onto the description of his life living high up in the Himalayas, he writes about the scenic rivers, mountains, hills, valleys, and the holy places surrounding him. The readers are made aware of the various people he meets and the various idiosyncrasies they display.
The final chapters speak to the reader about his writing life, the challenges, joys and successes of being a writer by profession. Ruskin also passes on invaluable advice for aspiring writers. Ruskin Bond’s writing style in The India I Love maintains the flavors associated with his past work. He keeps the language simple and stays authentic in his writings. His powerful wit and utmost humility goes straight to the heart of the reader.
About Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond is a best selling Indian author. Some of Ruskin Bond’s books include Children’s Omnibus, Tigers For Dinner: Tall Tales by Jim Corbett’s Khansama, Falling In Love Again: Stories Of Love And Romance, The Blue Umbrella, No Man Is An Island: Stories Of Friendship And Bonding, and The Room On The Roof.
Ruskin Bond was born in 1934 in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh. He wrote his first novel at the age of seventeen and ever since has written over five hundred short stories, novellas, essays, and books for children. He is the recipient of the Padma Shri, the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India, and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi government.
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