- Paperback: 138 pages
- Publisher: Rupa Publications India (29 December 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8129144948
- ISBN-13: 978-8129144942
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Voting at Fosterganj Paperback – Import, 29 Dec 2016
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Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years and now has over 120 titles in print—novels, collections of short stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri (1999), the Padma Bhushan (2014) and two awards from Sahitya Akademi—one for his short stories and another for his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.
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Ruskin Bond writes about a small town called Fosterganj with a population of mere 1000 people. In each of his story he describes the life of several people from Fosterganj & how they’re unique in thir own way. The book starts with the story “The Old Lama” & it’s about an old Tibetan Monk who crosses path with the author every single morning when he is going to the post office. His age is undeterminable but his optimism about returning to Tibet one day is what makes him seem ageless.
Ruskin Bond is one Indian author who needs no introduction & neither his style of writing. His speciality is to glue the readers in his stories so strongly that they’ll feel they’re a part of it. And that’s what happened in this book too. Its a pretty thin book & one can read it in one sitting only but once you’ve finished reading it you’ll surely feel that you took a trip to Fosterganj itself.
Readers can see through the simplicity of the village life. 'Monkey trouble' is my favourite. All through the story, I have been smiling. The way the monkey made his Aunt's life he'll is ironically funny. The story 'Snake trouble' is also a same pattern. 'Voting at Fosterganj' and 'Foster at Fosterganj' tells us that there is exploitation and treachery even in villages. 'Most beautiful' touches the emotional cord and stays with us even after completing the book.
The book is a light read on one hand and a thought provoker on the other. The title could have been 'India I carried with me' because this tells everything about the author and the book more than the real title. Nevertheless there can be apples of discord regarding the usage of some terms like retard.
This review is in return of a free book from the publisher