Ruskin Bond

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Ruskin Bond in 2012

Ruskin Bond (born 19 May 1934) is an Indian author of British descent.


  • I … allowed my memory to journey back to the days when I was a boy of ten, full of health and optimism, when my wonder at the great game of living had yet to give way to disillusionment at its shabbiness.
    • The Garlands on His Brow
  • The India I Love, does not make the headlines, but I find it wherever I go – in field or forest, town or village, mountain or desert – and in the hearts and minds of people who have given me love and affection for the better part of my lifetime.

​Happiness. “Happiness is as exclusive as a butterfly, and you must never pursue it. ... ​Futile wars. “And when all the wars are done, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” ... Daring. “All glory comes from daring to begin.” ...

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