Ruskin Bond, one of India’s best-loved storytellers, was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, and grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, Shimla and Delhi. Since the early 1960s, he has lived in Landour, Mussoorie.

He is the author of several best-selling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, Delhi Is Not Far, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie and Tigers for Dinner. Tales of Fosterganj is his latest book.

Bond was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and the Delhi Government’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

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