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A Gathering of Friends: My Favourite Stories

Ruskin Bond (Author) David Davidar (Foroward)

The twenty-one stories in the book are the greatest pieces of fiction written by Ruskin Bond. Chosen by the author himself, from a body of work built over fifty years (starting with his award-winning first novel, The Room on the Roof, and ending with Tales of Fosterganj) this collection includes well-known masterpieces like The Night Train at Deoli , The Woman on Platform No 8 , Rusty Plays Holi (from The Room on the Roof), Angry River , The Blue Umbrella , The Eyes Have It , Most Beautiful , Panther s Moon , as well as newer stories like An Evening at the Savoy with H.H. (from Maharani) and Dinner with Foster (from Tales of Fosterganj). Taken together, the stories in A Gathering of Friends show why Ruskin Bond has long been regarded as one of the pillars of Indian literature. This is a book that will delight his legions of fans as well as those lucky few who are new to his fiction.

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About the authors

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond, resident of Mussoorie, is a well-known writer of fiction and a reconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, Strange Men, Strange Places, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina and Hanuman to the Rescue are also available in Rupa paperback. Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. Ghost Stories fro the Raj, The Rupa Book of Great Animal Stories, The Rupa Book of the True Tales of Mystery and Adventure, The Rupa Book of Ruskiin Bond's Himalayan Tales, The Rupa Book of Great Suspense Stories, The Rupa Laughter Omnibus, The Rupa Book of Scary Stories and The Rupa Book of Haunted Houses are eight of his recent anthologies for Rupa.

David Davidar

David Davidar, 43, is CEO and Publisher of Penguin Books India, India’s leading trade and general publisher, and a subsidiary of the Penguin Group. He was one of the founder members of the Company and at age 26 was the youngest publisher in India and one of the youngest anywhere in the world. In May 2000, he was also appointed Managing Director of Dorling Kindersley India, the Indian subsidiary of the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher. During his time at Penguin India he has published some of the best known Indian authors in the world including Vikram Seth, Arundhati Roy, R K Narayan, Khushwant Singh, Shashi Tharoor, Rohinton Mistry, Shobhaa De, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Ramachandra Guha, Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Chandra, Shashi Deshpande, Kiran Desai, Romila Thapar and Mark Tully. Before he came to Penguin, he was Executive Editor of Gentleman magazine in Bombay. David Davidar obtained his B. Sc. from Madras University and has a diploma in publishing from Radcliffe College/Harvard University. He has taken senior management and finance programmes at top management schools such as the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and INSEAD, Fountainbleau, France. He has written a weekly books column for The Hindu for over a decade. David Davidar is married and lives in New Delhi.

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Title A Gathering of Friends: My Favourite Stories
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.06.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Aleph Book Company
Language: English
isbn 9789383064793
length xi+244p., 21cm.