A Time for all Things: Collected Essays and Sketches

A Time for all Things: Collected Essays and Sketches

by Ruskin Bond


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The finest non-fiction by Ruskin Bond, a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations of readers, collected in a single volume.

A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches by Ruskin Bond, the masterly and compassionate chronicler of the small details and lambent moments that capture the essence of a meaningful life. By turns thoughtful, humorous, keenly observed and wise, these essays span more than sixty years of his writing—from reflections on companionship and solitude, to lyrical yet finely honed appreciations of nature, to nostalgic evocations of bygone people and ways of life. As an essayist, he brings to his travel narratives about the major pilgrimage centres of the Himalaya, or the story about searching for the gravestone of a long-forgotten author, the same empathy and sense of wonder that mark his accounts of glimpsing an elusive leopard, or watching the mist rise in a forest of pines.

A Time for All Things contains the finest non-fiction of a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations of readers with his sustained, steady and affectionate engagement with life in a world that grows ever more hectic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789387693128
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd
Publication date: 02/10/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

'Ruskin Bond' has written novels, memoirs, short story collections and books of essays and poetry. His recent books include 'Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography', 'I Was the Wind Last Night: New and Collected Poems'; 'A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills', 'Friends in Wild Places: Birds, Beasts and Other Companions', 'A Little Book of Happiness', 'A Little Book of Serenity 'and 'A Little Book of Love and Companionship', as well as the popular classics 'Room on the Roof '(winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), 'A Flight of Pigeons', 'The Blue Umbrella', 'Time Stops at Shamli', 'Night Train at Deoli', 'Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra '(winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award) and 'Rain in the Mountains'. He has co-edited 'Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life '(with Namita Gokhale) and 'Prankenstein: The Book of Crazy Mischief '(with Jerry Pinto). He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

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