Ruskin Bond was a very famous writer born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934. He spent his childhood in Jamnagar in Gujrat, Dehradun, and Shimla. He writes for forty years and in his long writing career he has written over a hundred short stories, essays, novels, and more than thirty books of children. Three collections of short stories, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops At Shamli, and Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra have been published by Penguin India. He has also edited two anthologies, The Penguin Book Of Indian Ghost Stories, and The Penguin Book Of Indian Railway Stories. The Room On The Roof was his first novel. He wrote this at the age of seventeen and it received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial prize in 1957. Vagrants In The Valley was also written in his teens and picked up from where The Room On The Roof leaves off. These two novellas were published in one volume by Penguin India in 1993 as was a much-acclaimed collection of his non-fiction writing, Rain In The Mountain, Delhi Is Not Far: The Best Of Ruskin Bond was published by Penguin India the following year. There are some other writings of Ruskin Bond, which are also acclaimed widely.
'Time Stops at Shamli' is a collection of story written by Ruskin Bond. Ruskin's stories in this collection reflect incidents of his life and the characters. This story mainly talks about a person who is very normal. He fears the unknown, but still goes ahead and takes that chance of getting down at an unknown railway station at the foothills of Himalayas. This railway station fascinated him from a long time. The same station that has had him mystified for some reasons unknown to him also. He makes up his mind one day and does get down to explore what is there beyond the station. And then a tender story unfolds and makes the readers to venture out like one of the characters in the story. Anyone who can dream a bit will find the story very interesting. Another unique feature of the stories of 'Time Stops At Shamli' can be described as all of the stories talk about someone who has settled in hills. Now this can be attributed to the fact that Ruskin himself is settled in hills. The stories in this book are an excellent way of peeping at the incidents in our life. It can go deep in our life and dig there. The reader identifies himself with the characters in his story. And then undergoes a similar emotional trip. This feel cannot be achieved with all books. This book can take the readers at that place where he or she can feel it on their own.
This collection of stories 'Time Stops at Shamli' is a book by Ruskin Bond, which is published by Penguin in the year of 1989.
'Time Stops at Shamli' is a unique creation by Ruskin Bond. This book depicts the beauty of Himalayas in an enchanting way. The title story tells the tale of adolescent love and the others provide excellent variety. There is intelligent humorous touch embedded in every story. Ruskin Bond was an excellent writer and his talent is very much prevalent in this collection of his.
(Last Updated on : 06-01-2009)
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