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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Email required Address never made public. Dehradun is a beautiful valley at The Himalayan Foothills. Nov 29, Prashant Badiger rated it it was amazing. I feel nostalgic reading it, even though I happen to live here. The book goes to highlight the innocence of the author. I would definitely say this: Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng. A brilliant take on how development is fast turning the once peaceful and beautiful surroundings of Dehradun into a concrete jungle. Such a beautiful depiction of local life Coming from Dehradun, I dont think any other author could describe the place better, old or new.

Mar 14, Manasi Hate rated it it was amazing. My yearning to visit all the paths, places, trees, rivers, cemeteries, gardens, bakeries, Bond mentions in his books, grows stronger with every book.

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Anyone from Dehradun or have spent considerable time living here would love this book. This book is summer when you’ve lived through months of grey wintry skies. Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. Book ratings by Goodreads. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Since all the stories are based in Dehra and were written at different times, you might find some of the themes and things described repetitively, but still this book is among those that you would want to pick up on a summer afternoon after your siesta. My favorite story is the one where the author talks about the heart and soul of Dehradun —The trees.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. The pleasantness of nature, simple characters, mundane stories and beautiful earthy language. A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles. Mar 10, Dishari Sarkar rated it really liked it.

Callled every word I was shopping at the familiar local shop and admiring nature sitting along with Ruskin. Bond this book is close to my heart. Jun 18, Swarna Jana rated it it was amazing. It felt like I was walking through the lush roads of Dehra again.

To ask other readers questions about A Town Called Dehraplease sign up. A Town Called Dehra. If you are away from your hometown, you are sure to break in tears of joy and sadness when you read the chapters. Sakshi Swarnkar rated it tpwn liked it Mar 28, 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 dehga.

It also gives us glimpses of Ruskin Bond’s upbringing in genteel poverty.

A town called Dehra

A Town Called Dehra Ruskin Bond Penguin UKAug 23, – Literary Collections – pages 1 Review 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.

Aug 22, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it really liked it. He has received the Sahitya Academy award as well as the Padma Shri for his contributions to children’s literature. My family shifted to Dehradun in the late ’90s and the moment I got off the train, I was left awestruck by the huge Banyan tree in the middle of the railway platform.

Vintage Ruskin Bond at his best. The beautiful and simple depiction of daily life in a small town during the pre and the post independence times proves to be an intriguing read.

I absolutely adore Ruskin Bond and have been doing so since my childhood. Even now, whenever I visit the falled, the majestic sal and shisham trees are always there to welcome me.

Bond introduces to the dehradun or dehra he knows,where he grew up. Open Preview See a Problem?