THE ROAD TO THE BAZAAR [Paperback] RUSKIN BOND
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 novels (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.
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Set in Bond’s beloved Dehradun, The Road to the Bazaar is a delightful collection of short stories that bring to life the amusing exploits of Suraj, Ranji, Koki and their friends, as they grow up in the small hillside town of North India. In his inimitable style, Bond etches out the everyday incidents that shape their lives: there is Mukesh’s visit to the Delhi zoo which inspires him to start his own, Koki’s beetle race against Bhim and Ranji that results in an unexpected winnerand Suraj’s great train journey which sees the forging of an unlikely friendship in a goods train. Including classics such as ‘Ranji’s Wonderful Bat’, ‘The Boy Who Broke the Bank’ and ‘Koki’s Song’, The Road to the Bazaar demonstrates why Bond continues to be one of India’s best-loved authors.
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