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Ruskin Bond is a well known Indian writer in English. He has written more ...
Ruskin Bond is a well known Indian writer in English. He has written more
than hundred short-stories, six novels, three collection of verse and over
thirty books for children. Bond has written two autobiographies. The first,
Scenes from a Writer’s Life, covers the first twenty-one years of his life and
the second book, The Lamp is Lit, narrates when Bond returned to India after
a two-year stay in England. Ruskin Bond received Sahitya Academy Award
for his book Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, 1992, and was honored with the
title Padam Shree 1999, for his life time contribution to Indian literature in
English. He has been writing for the last fifty years in different genres of
Ruskin Bond was born on May 19, 1934, at Kasauli H.P. He is the eldest son
of late Aubrey Alexander. His sister named Ellen was a little handicapped
child. Ellen lived with her grandmother but Ruskin Bond grew up with her
father in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradoon and Shimla.
He had his primary education in the boarding school of Mussorie and
Shimla. His father had to go from one place to another due to his job and
Ruskin Bond also accompanied him. When Ruskin Bond was eight years old
his mother Agnet Clark left him under the guardianship of his father. Bond’s
relationship with his mother, Agnet Clark, seems to have been very distant.
He mentions her as young, pretty, and fun loving, but unfortunately, she did
not provide the stability and affection of a mother that the young Bond