Words From The Hills by Ruskin Bond.
Penguin invites you to pen your thoughts in this beautifully illustrated journal which brings Ruskin Bond’s unique world to life.
Ruskin Bond’s Words From The Hills is a collector’s delight and a companion for adults, and at the same time inculcates creativity in school children and young adults.
Imagine you have the time to watch a snail crossing a road at its own sweet pace and you are able to appreciate it at ease. Difficult, right? We don’t have time to stand and stare. To recollect and ruminate. Words from the Hills offers a novel perspective to look at ‘time’ and ‘schedule’—forthcoming and bygone—in a unique way. An illustrated biographical work developed around the life, works and philosophy of Ruskin Bond, in this planner we propose to catch those moments of pure joy. From the falling of leaves from deodar trees; moments of love and loss; the journey from innocence to awareness; buzzing dragonflies; to stained and torn pages of forgotten notebooks, this planner (of 12/16 months), perhaps the first of its kind, will open a new window to our understanding of self-preservation and remembrance.
Ruskin Bond’s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written a number of novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Mr Oliver’s Diary), essays, poems and children’s books, many of which have been published by Penguin Books. He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in magazines and anthologies. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, and grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Simla. As a young man, he spent four years in the Channel Islands and London. He returned to India in 1955. He now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.