The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories

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Penguin Books India, 1988 - Indic fiction - 245 pages
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The Best Of A Lifetime Of Stories From A Short Story Writer Of Rare Distinction.

Ruskin Bond&Rsquo;S Stories Are Predominantly Set In The Beautiful Hill Country Of Garhwal Where He Has Made His Home For The Last Twenty-Five Years. Some Of These Stories Present People Who, Consciously Or Otherwise, Need Each Other: People In Love Or In Need Of Love, The Awkward Adolescent And The Timid Lover. Some Are Gently Satirical Studies About Village And Small-Town Braggarts And Petty Officials.

Several Others Mourn The Gradual Erosion Of The Beauty Of The Hills (And The Gentle People Who Live In Them) With The Coming Of The Steel And Dust And Worries Of Modern Civilization. All The Stories Are Rewarding For Their Compassionate Portrayal Of Love, Loss, Accomplishment, Pain And Struggle.

  

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An excellent writer, one of my favourite!!! - Goodreads
Some endings might seem abrupt but... - Flipkart
... easy writing but intense. - Flipkart
... but now I am a fan of his writing. - Flipkart

Review: Night Train at Deoli: And Other Stories

User Review  - Max Baruah - Goodreads

A must read for all short story lovers....the stories are based on the simple ideas and easily one can relate to the characters...we can also sense about the life of the author from these stories. Read full review

Review: Night Train at Deoli: And Other Stories

User Review  - Arathi Mohan - Goodreads

Ruskin Bond at his best... His simple narrative style, his description of the Himalayan countryside which has been his home most of his life, the interesting characters he comes across his stay there ... Read full review

Contents

The Woman on Platform 8
13
Chachis Funeral
28
The Boy who Broke The Bank
44
Bus Stop Pipal nagar 57
57
The Garlands on His Brow
79
The Kitemaker
101
A Case for Inspector Ial _
116
The Story of Madhu
129
Love is a Sad Song
210
When You Cant Climb Trees Any More
238
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About the author (1988)

Ruskin Bond, born in 1934 in a small Himalayan town, is an Indian author of British descent. He has become very popular among children and adults for his heart-warming stories about the natural and simple folk of Himalayan regions. His stories are permeated with love for nature. He has received the Sahitya Academy Award as well as the Padma Shri for his contribution to children's literature.

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