Ruskin Bond (Author of The Room on the Roof)Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and childrens authors and a top novelist.
He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have established him as one of the best-loved and most admired chroniclers of contemporary India.
In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, by the Sahitya Akademi, Indias National Academy of Letters in India. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to childrens literature.
He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie.
I will want to be reborn in India: Ruskin Bond
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Ruskin Bond is considered as one of the greatest Indian authors of the English language. His wide array of short stories, novels, essays, poems, travelogues, and articles in newspapers and magazines have inspired many a aspiring writers for the past six decades. His writing career brought him fame, honours and a number of awards, including the Sahitya Academy Award , Padma Shri , Padma Bhushan By the age of ten, Bond had experienced living with princes and princesses in Jamnagar Gujarat , studying in a boarding school in Dehradun, watching his parents separated and divorced, and finding out about his father's death, while he was in school. All these experiences influenced his stories throughout his life.