9 Feb On a sad note, I am writing this review of ‘A Town Called Dehra’, though I was supposed to write review on ‘Special 26’ whose ticket I booked. Evocative, Wistful And Witty As Only Ruskin Bond Can Be, A Town Called Dehra Is A Celebration Of A Dearly-Loved Town As Well As An Elegy For A Way Of. 23 Aug In this delightful collection; Ruskin Bond introduces us to the Dehradun he knows intimately and loves unreservedly—the town that he had.

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I feel nostalgic reading it, even though I happen to live here. This book was gifted to me by a close friend 5 years ago and finally I read it today and it also happens to be my first Ruskin Bond’s This is a collection of short cwlled, mostly non fiction, of the time spent by Bond in the town of Dehra now known as Dehradun. A popular wrestler Hassan succumbs to the charm of a flirtatious Maharani and what follows later is his fading charisma as a wrestler in the arena.

Being a fan of Mr. He was awarded the Padma Shri in for contributions to children’s literature. You are commenting using your WordPress.

A town called Dehra – Memories of Ruskin Bond’s Hometown

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. Jun 10, Kumar Anshul rated it really liked it. Evokes life in Dehradun in the s and s, when it was a relatively dejra city. Looking for the Dehra I knew — This part is about when Ruskin looks back to the current Dehradun now, and when he compares it with old one. This book is summer when you’ve lived through months of grey wintry skies. Such a beautiful depiction of local life A vagrant in caalled Doon valley — it contains of 5 small memoirs, about authors growing up times, when he was young, and they also have equal smell of good old Dehra as he experienced in his childhood.

There is a clear sense of nostalgia and a sense of longing for the Dehra of that time in the writings of author as he reminisces about the time he had spent in the town as a kid and adult.

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Coming from Dehradun, I dont think any other author could describe the place better, old or new. The 4 parts are as follows-: Aug 22, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it really liked it.

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A Town Called Dehra

I would definitely say this: Cambridge Bookstore in Mussoorie. A rare glimpse of the life that young and later the adult Ruskin had after his return from England. Since then he has written several novellas, over short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have establi Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent.

Normal People Sally Rooney. In this memoir, Ruskin Bond has personally shared the actual photos of his friends. Writing and Living — This part is again divided into 5 small chapters, and here author has mentioned about his youth, what he did and how he did alongwith other memorable experiences related with his life.

Past Tense Lee Child.

Bond is totally correct when he says that Doon is one of the few places in the world where trees are a match deyra man. The Fifth Season N.

Booklust: Review:A Town Called Dehra by Ruskin Bond

deyra Jul 24, Ujjwal rated it really liked it. Gives a vivid description of Dehradun in all its beauty just during the independence and also after that. The ordinary local life had been alleviated by using simple and imaginative language. Apr 21, Prachi Bahukhandi rated it really liked it. Mar 10, Dishari Sarkar rated it really liked it. It also gives us glimpses of Ruskin Bond’s upbringing in genteel poverty. Jun 11, Upasana Malik rated it it was amazing.

A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness. I am forced to smile whenever I deyra about Bansi the tonga-driver, Meena his first crush and the wild boys Somi and Daljit. Another novella by the author which gives a glimpse of the old Dehra In this delightful collection; Ruskin Bond introduces us to the Dehradun he knows intimately and loves unreservedly—the town that he had spent many years of his childhood and youth in. Even now, whenever I visit the valley, the majestic sal and shisham trees are always there to w me.

Callled are no discussion topics on this book yet. Every bit of callfd story has so much life in it, There’s so much to learn from these stories and so much to dwell upon. For me, reading a Ruskin Bond book is like swimming in a sea of nostalgia.

This site uses cookies. Description In this delightful collection, Ruskin Bond introduces us to the Dehradun he knows intimately and loves unreservedly – the town that he had spent many years of his childhood and youth in. A brilliant take on how development is fast turning the once peaceful and beautiful surroundings of Dehradun into a concrete jungle.

Pachinko Min Jin Lee. The dejra and simple depiction of daily life in a small town during the pre and the post independence times proves to be an intriguing read.