Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Children > The India I Love
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The India I Love
The India I Love
Description

About the Book:

The India Ruskin Bond loves does not make the headlines. But the finds it wherever he goes - in fields of forest, town or village, mountain or desert - and in the hearts and minds of people who have given him love and affection for the better part of a lifetime.
In this collection of prose and poems written specially for this book, Ruskin Bond looks back on his unique relationship with the country and its people, from the time he turned his back on the West and came home, still only a boy, to take up the challenge of being a writer in a changing India.
Ruskin Bond writes straight from the heart. He is at his best when writing about all that he cares for - his adopted family, his friends, his writing, the mountains, roads, rivers, and small towns that are all a part of the India he loves.

About the Author:

Ruskin Bond, a resident of Mussoorie, is now one of the county's most loved and known writes of fact and fiction and a raconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina, Hanuman to the Rescue and Strange Men, Strange Places, as well as numerous anthologies expertly compiled by him, are available in Rupa paperback. The Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. He has recently released a volume of poems titled A Little Night Music

Preface

The India that I love does not make the headlines. The India that I love comprises the goodwill and good humour of ordinary people: a tolerance for all customs; a non-interference in others' private lives; a friendly reciprocation at all times; a philosophical acceptance of hardships; love and affection, especially in children.

That is on the human side. And there's the land itself. Forest and plain, mountain and desert, river and sea, all mean different things to me. The sea brings memories of collecting seashells along palm-fringed beaches. The rivers - some of them described in these pages - represent the continuity, the timelessness of India. The grandeur of the mountains, the changing colours of the desert, the splendours of the forest, and the riches of the fertile plains; all these I have loved, and have attempted to celebrate over the years, in the way I know best, using the words I know best.

The essays and poems in this collection will tell the reader something of what I feel for people, places and things. Some of those feeling emanate from my childhood, some from the present.

Although I have occasionally had to cover old ground, the writing has been new, the approach still fresh and eager for love and understanding.

Of the ten essays in this collection, seven were written during the last two months. There are taken from unpublished material in my journals.

Most of these essays are of a personal nature; not embarrassingly so, I hope. Young Kapish Mehra of Rupa and Company wanted me to write about the family who chose to adopt me (or was it the other way round), and some of the people and places that have been dear to me. I have enjoyed writing about them, and about some of the things that have happened to me on the way to becoming (and remaining) a writer.

I do think I hold a record of sorts for having had the largest number of publishers, at least for a writer in India. A number of the smaller ones have fallen by the wayside - still owing me royalties, of course! Others, like Rupa, have continued to grow and put up with me. The encouraging thing is that publishing in India has finally come of age. Even in this age of televised entertainment, people are picking up books perhaps due to the wide range that publishers offer. More and more writers are getting published, and some are even making money. No longer do I have to hawk my books and stories in other lands. My readership has always been here, and now I can write exclusively for the Indian reader, without having to make the compromises that are often necessary in order to get published in the UK or USA. So away with sensationalism, away with the exotic East, away with maharajas, beggars, spies and shikaris, away with romantic Englishwomen and their far pavilions. No longer do we have to write for the 'foreign reader'. I can write about the people living across the road, and behold, the people across the road are sometimes reading my books.

It also gives me a thrill when I find that something I have written turns up in a Hindi translation, or in Bengali or Marathi or Kannada or one of the many great languages with which this country is blessed. The potential for a writer is tremendous. Multilingual publishing is still in its infancy, but this creative energy has only to be harnessed and properly channeled, and a literary explosion is just around the corner.

In the West, the fate of a book is now in the hands of the agents, the publicity men, the prize-winning committees, the media - almost everyone but the reader!

I like to think that in India, a book can still make its way into the hearts and minds of readers without all the ballyhoo and beating of drums that goes with the release of the most mundane creations, especially those written by celebrities.

I like to think that there is still a certain mystery about the success of a book; that, like Jane Eyre or Leaves of Grass, it can be ignored by the critics and publicists, and still find a niche for itself, and that you can never be certain what may happen to your creation. In other words, that the fate of a book is still on the knees of the Gods.

 

Contents

 

Preface   vii
1. Come Roaming With Me 1
2. Children of India 3
3. Boy In A Blue Pullover 10
4. Our Local Team 11
5. And Now We Are Twelve 13
6. Spell Broken 25
7. Simply Living 27
8. Garhwal Himalaya 53
9. The India I Carried with Me 55
10. Friends of My Youth 69
11. Midwinter, Deserted Hill Station 87
12. Adventures in Reading 89
13. To Light a Fire 99
14. A Song of Many Rivers 101
15. My Far Pavilions 119
16. Return To Dehra 125
17. Joyfully I Write 127
18. His Last Words 135
19. Thoughts on Approaching Seventy 137
 

Sample Pages









The India I Love

Item Code:
IDI959
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2012
ISBN:
9788129105868
Language:
English
Size:
8.0" X 5.5"
Pages:
144 (Black & White Figures Illus: 10)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 160 gms
Price:
$10.50
Discounted:
$7.88   Shipping Free
You Save:
$2.62 (25%)
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The India I Love
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 17604 times since 13th May, 2016

About the Book:

The India Ruskin Bond loves does not make the headlines. But the finds it wherever he goes - in fields of forest, town or village, mountain or desert - and in the hearts and minds of people who have given him love and affection for the better part of a lifetime.
In this collection of prose and poems written specially for this book, Ruskin Bond looks back on his unique relationship with the country and its people, from the time he turned his back on the West and came home, still only a boy, to take up the challenge of being a writer in a changing India.
Ruskin Bond writes straight from the heart. He is at his best when writing about all that he cares for - his adopted family, his friends, his writing, the mountains, roads, rivers, and small towns that are all a part of the India he loves.

About the Author:

Ruskin Bond, a resident of Mussoorie, is now one of the county's most loved and known writes of fact and fiction and a raconteur par excellence. His Tales and Legends from India, Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, A Long Walk for Bina, Hanuman to the Rescue and Strange Men, Strange Places, as well as numerous anthologies expertly compiled by him, are available in Rupa paperback. The Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus has been a firm favourite with young readers for several years. He has recently released a volume of poems titled A Little Night Music

Preface

The India that I love does not make the headlines. The India that I love comprises the goodwill and good humour of ordinary people: a tolerance for all customs; a non-interference in others' private lives; a friendly reciprocation at all times; a philosophical acceptance of hardships; love and affection, especially in children.

That is on the human side. And there's the land itself. Forest and plain, mountain and desert, river and sea, all mean different things to me. The sea brings memories of collecting seashells along palm-fringed beaches. The rivers - some of them described in these pages - represent the continuity, the timelessness of India. The grandeur of the mountains, the changing colours of the desert, the splendours of the forest, and the riches of the fertile plains; all these I have loved, and have attempted to celebrate over the years, in the way I know best, using the words I know best.

The essays and poems in this collection will tell the reader something of what I feel for people, places and things. Some of those feeling emanate from my childhood, some from the present.

Although I have occasionally had to cover old ground, the writing has been new, the approach still fresh and eager for love and understanding.

Of the ten essays in this collection, seven were written during the last two months. There are taken from unpublished material in my journals.

Most of these essays are of a personal nature; not embarrassingly so, I hope. Young Kapish Mehra of Rupa and Company wanted me to write about the family who chose to adopt me (or was it the other way round), and some of the people and places that have been dear to me. I have enjoyed writing about them, and about some of the things that have happened to me on the way to becoming (and remaining) a writer.

I do think I hold a record of sorts for having had the largest number of publishers, at least for a writer in India. A number of the smaller ones have fallen by the wayside - still owing me royalties, of course! Others, like Rupa, have continued to grow and put up with me. The encouraging thing is that publishing in India has finally come of age. Even in this age of televised entertainment, people are picking up books perhaps due to the wide range that publishers offer. More and more writers are getting published, and some are even making money. No longer do I have to hawk my books and stories in other lands. My readership has always been here, and now I can write exclusively for the Indian reader, without having to make the compromises that are often necessary in order to get published in the UK or USA. So away with sensationalism, away with the exotic East, away with maharajas, beggars, spies and shikaris, away with romantic Englishwomen and their far pavilions. No longer do we have to write for the 'foreign reader'. I can write about the people living across the road, and behold, the people across the road are sometimes reading my books.

It also gives me a thrill when I find that something I have written turns up in a Hindi translation, or in Bengali or Marathi or Kannada or one of the many great languages with which this country is blessed. The potential for a writer is tremendous. Multilingual publishing is still in its infancy, but this creative energy has only to be harnessed and properly channeled, and a literary explosion is just around the corner.

In the West, the fate of a book is now in the hands of the agents, the publicity men, the prize-winning committees, the media - almost everyone but the reader!

I like to think that in India, a book can still make its way into the hearts and minds of readers without all the ballyhoo and beating of drums that goes with the release of the most mundane creations, especially those written by celebrities.

I like to think that there is still a certain mystery about the success of a book; that, like Jane Eyre or Leaves of Grass, it can be ignored by the critics and publicists, and still find a niche for itself, and that you can never be certain what may happen to your creation. In other words, that the fate of a book is still on the knees of the Gods.

 

Contents

 

Preface   vii
1. Come Roaming With Me 1
2. Children of India 3
3. Boy In A Blue Pullover 10
4. Our Local Team 11
5. And Now We Are Twelve 13
6. Spell Broken 25
7. Simply Living 27
8. Garhwal Himalaya 53
9. The India I Carried with Me 55
10. Friends of My Youth 69
11. Midwinter, Deserted Hill Station 87
12. Adventures in Reading 89
13. To Light a Fire 99
14. A Song of Many Rivers 101
15. My Far Pavilions 119
16. Return To Dehra 125
17. Joyfully I Write 127
18. His Last Words 135
19. Thoughts on Approaching Seventy 137
 

Sample Pages









Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The India I Love (Language and Literature | Books)

Ruskin Bond: The Mussoorie Years
Deal 20% Off
by Ganesh Saili
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAF810
$52.00$31.20
You save: $20.80 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Very Best of Ruskin Bond The Writer on the Hill (Selected Fiction and Non - Fiction)
Deal 20% Off
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAH214
$22.00$13.20
You save: $8.80 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Himayan Tales (The Rupa Book of Ruskin Bond's )
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF438
$11.50$8.62
You save: $2.88 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ruskin Bond: Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra
Deal 20% Off
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 1991)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IHL268
$21.00$12.60
You save: $8.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
All Roads Lead to Ganga
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDJ894
$13.00$9.75
You save: $3.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Notes From a Small Room
Deal 20% Off
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF452
$12.50$7.50
You save: $5.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories
Deal 20% Off
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 1994)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF444
$12.50$7.50
You save: $5.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tales and Legends from India
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 1990)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF338
$10.00$7.50
You save: $2.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
हिमालय की कहानियाँ: Himalayan Stories
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NZD087
$11.00$6.60
You save: $4.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Letters of a Mussoorie Merchant (Mouger Fitzhugh Monk 1828-1849)
Deal 20% Off
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAK349
$29.00$17.40
You save: $11.60 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ghost Stories from the Raj
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDK431
$10.00$7.50
You save: $2.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
भारतीय दंतकथाए: Indian Folktales
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NZA982
$11.00$6.60
You save: $4.40 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
पेड़ों की मंहिमा: The Greatness of Trees
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NZD171
$9.00$5.40
You save: $3.60 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
हर रास्ता गंगा की ओर: All Roads Lead to Ganga
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NZC539
$13.00$7.80
You save: $5.20 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I am so happy to have found you!! What a wonderful source for books of Indian origin at reasonable cost! Thank you!
Urvi, USA
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands
I have received my books and they are in perfect condition. You provide excellent service to your customers, DHL too, and I thank you for that. I recommended you to my friend who is the director of the Aurobindo bookstore.
Mr. Forget from Montreal
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India