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The India I Love

The India i Love 01 Edition (Paperback)

The India i Love 01 Edition (Paperback)

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144 pages

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8129105861

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9788129105868)

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The India Ruskin Bond loves does not make the headlines. But he finds it wherever he goes -in field or forest, town or village, mountain or desert-and in the hearts and minds of people who have given him love and affection for the better part of a lifetime. In this collection of prose and poems written specially for this book, Ruskin Bond looks back on his unique relationship with the country and its people, from the time he turned hi back on the West and came home, still only a boy, t...

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The India I love,  

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5 Reviews of The India i Love 01 Edition (Paperback)

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Bond's non-fiction is charming, full of love and almost patrician, his poetry is essentially prose lines broken up and arranged in column format.In this book he speaks ab.. More details Bond's non-fiction is charming, full of love and almost patrician, his poetry is essentially prose lines broken up and arranged in column format.In this book he speaks about his extended family,ie the group of friends whom he considers as his extended family,he speaks about the climate of Mussorie where has lived all his life The Mussorie 'lad' makes us cross the precincts of time with unusual ease and fills us with the nostalgia with which he has embellished this book ! This book , according to me, should be one of the bestsellers from this wonderful storyteller ! Hide details
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The book is a delectable collection of prose and poems. The nineteen chapters deal with Ruskin Bond’s tryst with the part of India, (i.e., Mussoorie and connecting plac.. More details The book is a delectable collection of prose and poems. The nineteen chapters deal with Ruskin Bond’s tryst with the part of India, (i.e., Mussoorie and connecting places) we all must visit and if lucky enough, stay for a couple of years. The easy language and the griping tone of the book transports you to places Ruskin speaks of. Hide details
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If you are expecting a glossy, fast-paced, technically sophisticated, Bond-like cinematic art translated into the page, you will not find it in our Bond's The India I Lov.. More details If you are expecting a glossy, fast-paced, technically sophisticated, Bond-like cinematic art translated into the page, you will not find it in our Bond's The India I Love. Instead, in Ruskin Bond's new collection of prose and poetry, the tone is languorous, the world he describes is largely set in the hills. It is full of local characters he periodically meets, the pleasures of afternoon naps and walks in the hills, and his love for the natural world-mountains, rivers and the seasons.

His writing is private, inward, unhurried, universal and simplistic. It never pretends to be otherwise. And that unpretentiousness is Bond's strength. He corroborates this in his preface, "The India that I love does not make headlines." The book contains 19 pieces and almost always his prose is more convincing than his poetry. If his publishers had judiciously insisted that the book was one of meditations, reflections and musings, its spine would have held together more tenaciously.

While his non-fiction is charming, full of love and almost patrician, his poetry is essentially prose lines broken up and arranged in column format. In as much as anything that is written in a modern-day, colour-supplement-oriented weekend newspaper, his free verse without any formal architecture could pass off as poetry. But short of giving a bad name to modern poetry, it disappoints a serious lover of verse, more so when it is penned by India's "raconteur par excellence".

However, his gentle, diary-like prose full of "philosophical acceptance of hardships, love and affection" is vintage Bond. That he has the love and zeal for life and things which are pure despite what the market demands is noble and honourable.
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Marvellous Read: In this book he speaks about his extended family,ie the group of friends whom he considers as his extended family,he speaks about the climate of Mussorie.. More details Marvellous Read:
In this book he speaks about his extended family,ie the group of friends whom he considers as his extended family,he speaks about the climate of Mussorie where has lived all his life.The last chapter is enthralling and it is not to be missed.
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Like any Ruskin Bond’s book – The India I love – is a simple, enjoyable and candid account of this media shy yet superbly popular author’s experiences. It talks a.. More details Like any Ruskin Bond’s book – The India I love – is a simple, enjoyable and candid account of this media shy yet superbly popular author’s experiences. It talks about his long association with India, how it was when he arrived, what he felt when he was away and how has it been living in Landour ever since.
In The India I love, he mentions how he likes the atmosphere in India where there are no restrictions laid on him and he can lead his life the way he wants. He mentions that the only thing he wanted to ever do was write and he choose never to marry. He also recounts various acquaintances he met and how he formed relationships with them. There are also descriptions of picturesque areas like Nahan and Ganges.
Don’t mistake this petite (144-pager) in terms of its size, this collection of prose and poems written especially for this book, is full of emotions and some good writing that is bound to touch your heart.
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Renowned author Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli in the then Punjab Province in 1934. Born to a Briti...

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