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The Room On The Roof
The Room On The Roof
Author : Ruskin Bond
Publisher : NA
Language : English
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No Of Pages : 171
Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned, and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part of town, in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted ... and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community...Written when the author was himself seventeen, this moving story of love and friendship, presented in an exciting new format with an evocative introduction by best-selling author Anita Nair, will be enjoyed by a whole new generation of readers.

About the Author
Ruskin Bond’s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children’s books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.

He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.

He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.

Anita Nair is the author of the best-selling novels The Better Man, Ladies’ Coupe, Mistress and a short story collection, Satyr of the Subway. Her children’s books include The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends; Adventures of Nonu, the Skating Squirrel; and Living Next Door to Alise. Her books have been translated into over twenty-five languages around the world.Visit her at
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