Blue-sky Writer Ruskin Bond Releases his Autobiography

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I still can’t overlook how he made me visualise the mystical mountains sheltered under the bluest skies, a blue that I will only be able to imagine through the words of Ruskin Bond. As an author, his art of carving his life anecdotes within his imagination provoking stories is what made all of us continue to read his stories at every stage of life.

Recently India’s most dearly loved English author, came up to gift the literature fraternity with one of his most precious jewels, his own life story, written in the form of folklore. Titled as ‘Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography’, 83-year-old Bond’s traumatic childhood inspired him to write literature for children that made them more courageous and creative. The Padma Bhushan honoured author had a British descent and lost his parents at a very early age. The disturbance in childhood brought out his stories in most gentle words with modest characters. He stayed in Jamnagar, Shimla, Dehradun, Bombay and UK in his early days and settled eventually in Mussoorie with his adopted family. If you are not planning to travel to Mussoorie to get the personally signed book of Bond, the autobiography is currently available online and at India’s leading bookstores.

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