In this blog, you will find a list of Ruskin Bond Books that users loves to read. Ruskin Bond is, without doubt, an amazing writer of British descent but Indian origin. He has been writing for more than 60 years now. He was born on 19th May 1934 at Kasauli. Ruskin Bond completed his schooling at Bishop Cotton College at Shimla. He now lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie, India.
Throughout his life, he has been recognized far and wide for his work and contribution to English Literature. He has received many of the highest prestigious awards like Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. Ruskin Bond is literally known as the father of Children Books.
He specializes in writing books from a child’s perspective and is undeniably very good at it. Most of his stories, be it long or short can be found relatively in every academic book. I personally grew up reading all the stories he has written.
Ruskin Bond always writes all his stories from a 1st person perspective. He writes in such a way that it makes the readers feel as if they are really experiencing the story in front of their eyes.
He uses simple language and writes in a way that makes us addicted to all his books. His books are like magic and perfect for reading by everyone and in every mood.
Today we will discuss and learn about some famous books of Ruskin Bond that are extremely popular and loved by readers all across the globe.
In this list, you may also find some of the books that you have not read yet. If that is the case, then go ad grab yourself a copy of it because all the books listed below are the best of the best books penned down by Ruskin Bond.
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Below is the list of Books by Ruskin Bond
1. The Room on the Roof
This is a story written by Ruskin Bond about an Anglo-Indian orphaned boy, Rusty who is seventeen years old. He lives with his Guardian John. John is a racist who does not wants to mingle with the Indians and does not want Rusty to mingle either.
The story is about how confused Rusty is at the age of 17 with no parents. He feels very lonely and the pain is unbearable with John not letting him go out anywhere.
Rusty disobeys and ventures out and makes new friends for which he gets caned multiple times by John. In the end, Rusty runs away to live with the student’s family whom he was teaching English. They were fun-loving and kind. Life was hard on Rusty as he loses all his and his first love.
Ruskin Bond writes the story such a simple manner that it is very easy to understand and we feel as if we are living the story in reality. That is another magic of Ruskin Bond’s work and books.
2. The Blue Umbrella
This is a short story written by Ruskin Bond which was also adapted into a movie later. The movie won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film.
The story revolves around Binya who is a small sweet girl living in a hilly area. One fine day, she was out in the hills as usual with her lucky charm leopard claw pendant that is when she spotted some hikers.
The hikers had a really beautiful blue umbrella which was very vibrant and Binya wanted it as soon as she saw it. The hikers agreed to exchange the Blue Umbrella with the pendant. She never leaves her umbrella and carries it everywhere she goes. Everybody wants an Umbrella like that of Binya.
But the village shopkeeper gets obsessed and plots against Binya to steal the Umbrella from her. He fails in his plot terribly and is punished by everyone indirectly. In the end, Binya shows her kindness and sacrifices the umbrella to give it to the shopkeeper. This is a children’s story but we elders can also learn a lot of things from it.
3. Rusty Ran Away: The Boy from the hills
Ruskin Bond is one of the best writers of all time. The character Rusty was created by him to narrate his personal experiences of life. Rusty is quite a sensitive orphan boy who is not so adventurous.
He lives with his grandparents and narrates our story about his life till now. But it is up to his great surprise that whenever he is around, something exciting always happens. So this is a story of all mistakes, fun, enjoyment, happiness, and sadness all bundled up in one book.
4. Time Stops at Shimla
This is more of a traveler’s diary than a story. Ruskin Bond describes life in the less known regions of Shimla. The kindness and the peaceful nature of the people living there are all described so well in this book By Ruskin Bond. How all the people decide to live in harmony and with love. This is the perfect read for you on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
5. Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra
This is a book written by Ruskin Bond that consists of fourteen related stories.
In this he narrates about his whole life, we get to know his family and all the people in his life that touched his heart at some point in his life. A story from this collection called A flight of Pigeons was later adapted into a movie called Junoon.
He tells us about his struggles, times when he felt low and how and when he met his first love and lost her again. He takes us back to his childhood days and makes us live life through his eyes and enjoy it to the fullest just with his words. This is one of the many books that he has written that really tells how excellent a writer Ruskin Bond is.
6. Roads to Mussoorie
Ruskin Bond wrote this to honor his home for 14 years, Mussoorie. He has a special attachment to this place because of all the memories and of course the scenic beauty. He tells us about all his trips to and fro to Mussoorie and also stories involving his friends and family. Ruskin Bond to this day still lives in Mussoorie.
7. A Book of Simple Living
This is a very special book by Ruskin Bond. This is special because it is all the diary entries of Ruskin bond ever made and let me tell you it is from his personal diary.
Ruskin Bond keeps everything raw and unedited to let us teach about all the lessons we need to learn. He tells us to be more attentive towards nature. Also, he appreciates nature and is in awe of all the things around us that it eventually creates a feeling within all the readers.
He teaches us to appreciate our friends, family and lives with them with harmony and love. Grab this book and let it take you to a whole new level of calm and peacefulness. This book is recommended for people of all ages. It is a must-read for everyone because among all the books Ruskin Bond has written, this is different and very special.