- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Limited; 60th Aniversary edition (27 January 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670088501
- ISBN-13: 978-0670088508
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.2 x 14.1 cm
- Customer Reviews: 409 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his ‘total contribution to children’s literature’ in 2013 and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 2014. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.
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The best i have read of Ruskin Bond. It makes you rethink about your life, slow down and value the simple pleasures of life.
This book is simply profound and profoundly simple - one of the best i have read.
I wish i was Rusty, the protagonist :D
But out of my eagerness I ordered this book and found it amazing when it came.
The quality of pages are nice.
Its an original book not the copy one.
Thank you amazon.
The Room On the Roof - Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond's "The Tiger in the Tunnel" was one of many chapters in our literature short story book that we all loved to read back in class 10 phase. It was then when I read in the "About the Author" section about this book and determined to gift myself one in my coming birthday.
Who knew that a boy of seventeen with love for English would write a book and later be rewarded with Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize (1957) and become one of the most loved writer in the world.
The room on the roof is a book set in the hills of Dehra Dun revolving around a sixteen year old boy named Rusty. He's an orphaned Anglo-Indian who's living with his English guardians in the confined European part of Dehra. As per his guardians he wasn't allowed to make indian friends. Rusty hated his elite life and adored the grounded colorful India.
His adventurous journey from out skirted India to the main india is what makes this book unputdownable. In this journey he makes friends, understands love, longs for a family and encounters many new faces each to give him memories.
Do read this book people...
This book tells what friendship and love means, especially friendship.
It is a must read for everyone.
Highly recommended for teenagers.
It is a masterpiece in itself.
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The "Room on the roof" begins thus :
"The light spring rain rode on the wind, into the trees, down the road; it brought an exhilarating freshness to the air, a smell of earth, a scent of flowers; it brought a smile to the eyes of the boy on the road.
The long road wound round the hills, rose and fell and twisted down to Dehra; the road came from the mountains and passed through the jungle and valley and after passing through Dehra, ended somewhere in the bazaar. But just where it ended no one knew, for the bazaar was a baffling place, where roads were easily lost."
I can't believe that Ruskin Bond wrote this book when he was just seventeen. Highly matured yet simple to understand to all ages.