Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh in 1934 and grew up in Jamnagar in Gujarat, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, which was written when he was 17, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas, including Vagrants in the Valley and A Flight of Pigeons, and more than 40 books for children. 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 lives in Landour, Mussoorie with his extended family.
Ruskin Bond : Looking For The Rainbow:
Ruskin Bond in conversation with Namita Gokhale
India’s most beloved and prolific storyteller tells of his incredible journey. Ruskin Bond, who has penned over a 100 books, joins Namita Gokhale in an inspirational session to share his vision of the joy, spontaneity and clarity he brings to his writing and his life