Delhi Is Not Far

Delhi Is Not Far Ruskin Bond
  • Title: Delhi Is Not Far
  • Author: Ruskin Bond
  • ISBN: 9780670049547
  • Page: 212
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  • Delhi Is Not Far Ruskin Bond Delhi Is Not Far In dull and dusty Pipalnagar each day is like another and there is not exactly despair but resignation Even the dreams here are small Adrift among them the narrator Arun a struggling writer of d
    In dull and dusty Pipalnagar, each day is like another, and there is not exactly despair, but resignation Even the dreams here are small Adrift among them, the narrator, Arun, a struggling writer of detective novels in Urdu, waits for inspiration to write a blockbuster Meanwhile, he seeks reassurance in love, and finds it in unusual places with the young prostitute KIn dull and dusty Pipalnagar, each day is like another, and there is not exactly despair, but resignation Even the dreams here are small Adrift among them, the narrator, Arun, a struggling writer of detective novels in Urdu, waits for inspiration to write a blockbuster Meanwhile, he seeks reassurance in love, and finds it in unusual places with the young prostitute Kamla, wise beyond her years and the orphan Suraj, homeless and an epileptic, yet surprisingly optimistic about the future this is a memorable story about small lives, with all the hallmarks of classic Ruskin Bond prose nostalgia, charm, underplayed humour and quiet wisdom.
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    About Ruskin Bond


    1. Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children s authors and a top novelist.He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957 Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have established him as one of the best loved and most admired chroniclers of contemporary India In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra , by the Sahitya Akademi, India s National Academy of Letters in India He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to children s literature.He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie.


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    1. Ruskin Bond is a content man Atleast I think so Sure he has bills to pay, sure he has people to worry for But his writing says that he is content He is not trying to prove his worth in this world where everyone is stretching themselves to come up with the bestseller He knows his worth, it seems And writing is only an extension of his life 90% of his life is LIVED, not talked about.This man lives at the foothill town of the Himalayas This book is about how his character goes away to Delhi for som [...]

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    2. I am surprised to see so less reviews for this splendid novella Although I read it as a part of another one, it was on my tbr list and hence I d to mark it complete Besides I wanted to share my thoughts on this and ask my friends to give it a try If you like reading good prose it ll never disappoint you.It s story of a struggling writer, and people around him in a small town of Pipalnagar Daintily and keenly Bond has captured the day to day life of Pipalnagar or any small town in India There s s [...]

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    3. I am very confused about reviewing this book Hell, I am even confused about my liking for the book Why why should I like it Just to be clear, there is no superhuman protagonist in this book And there is no substantial plot either No plight of the human kind or the irony of the living And yet I liked it I even enjoyed it at times I enjoyed it so much that intermittently I was not sure if this is a work of fiction After reading just one book by Ruskin Bond I have his engraved image in my mind whic [...]

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    4. Loved this Not for its plot Not for its characters Not for its language.But for the fact that books like these inspire you to enjoy simple life.In an age where living a simple life in itself is a complicated task, this was such a heart warming read.

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    5. my first ruskin bond book, An innocent story of dreams and people of small cities, I love the way Ruskin describes the small towns of india, each and every character of this book has his or her own dreams Ruskin really knows the nerve of india.everyone should read this book atleast once.

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    6. Delhi Is Not Far by Ruskin Bond is based on dreams and aspirations of common people in a sleepy town Paipalnagar The story is told through the perspective of Arun , who himself is a aspiring writer People in Paipalnagar dream about going to Delhi and make a good living Like all other Ruskin Bond books , this books also contains a cast of vivid wonderful characters As the books based in a sleepy town the pace was slow , which it should have been But in middle the book goes a little dull and most [...]

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    7. These are still short stories strung together by a single narrative voice Like Borges, I think Ruskin Bond is not interested in sustaining characters and story arcs for the length of 200 pages He has to say things immediately and without the risk of making the readers bored, and that is why this novella is full of anecdotes Simple, tongue in cheek prose which has become a Bond hallmark to get things conveyed without a fuss.

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    8. only yesterdays are splendid There are other singers, sweeter than I, to sing of tomorrow I can onl sing of today, of Pipalnagar, where I have lived and loved Ruskin Bond s Delhi is no far is a celebration of life, love, yearning, human relationships, and of course, his nonpareil understanding of and love for nature and although the scene in which Kamla appears last is almost identical to a scene in Time stops at Shamli by the same author , it does not take anything away from the sheer beauty of [...]

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    9. I grew up reading Ruskin Bond From a a story or two a part of the school curriculum to making it a religious rite to buy every book to stack on my shelf, I ve taken numerous journeys with Mr Bond As always, Ruskin Bond, the name, conjures up misty hills, lush green valleys, gurgling brooks, long languid stroll through the forests, small town vibes and of course, old world Dehradun or simply Dehra of another time.The narrator Arun, a struggling writer of cheap Urdu thrillers, feels trapped in dul [...]

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    10. I only realised after starting this book that this is my first Bond book Quite surprising when I have been hearing his name since I was in school It also came as a news to me that he is born and brought up in India and still stays in Muaaoorie Somehow I always thought he is a foreigner who has been writing on India So all in all many learnings for sure Coming to the book, short and sweet is the word It is a story of a very small town which is as sleepy as you can imagine There are few characters [...]

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    11. I am not going to criticize Ruskin Bond, he is so well connected to my heart from my childhood that I can t even think of it I read the whole story in 4 days but couldn t able to find out whether the characters are factious or factual Best part is that it projects the shadow of India just afterIndependence between the era of 1950 1960 There is not muchdiscrepancy between Nehru s India and Modi s India ,basically both are equivalent in real senses In this book all characters including the main pr [...]

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    12. Review I don t usually give up a book mid way and start reading another book Of course, there were cases when the book was very monotonous and the progress was so painstackingly slow and I had to put the book aside and start another book afresh I would neve commit such a feat, even if the book was so boring I would in the least skip a few paragraphs and complete the book in some way But I never stop a book in the middle and start another one because I believe that it is the worst degree of disgr [...]

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    13. Ruskin Bond is one of my favourite authors Though I ve liked his autobiographical works , his novellas are a treat to read Delhi Is Not Far is a small book about small things of small Indian towns Though written in the 60s, it relates to the present because our small towns and their beauty and their problems haven t changed much In the author s own words, it s a rather plotless tale Bond s description of the small town Indian life, with underplayed humour, wit and satire, is a beautiful read

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    14. Nice book Quite similar to, but not as good as A room on the roof and Vagrants in the valley the only addition being a few sexual innuendos.But a must read for all Ruskin Bond s fans as the imagery and the setting of Pipalnagar and Delhi is quite picturesque.

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    15. Writing style is too goodSmall but revealing facts about village lifeIf you have ever been a villager this one will surely make you remember some persons

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    16. Simple lives of simple people, with simple dreams, portrayed brilliantly.

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    17. What is it in a book that captivates you Its not the story but the small descriptions As all the reviews have pointed out and is customary of Ruskin Bond, the details emerge out so vividly in your head that you do not read the book any but live it So we mingled with the trees We felt and understood the dignity of the pine, the weariness of the willow, the resignation of the oak.The blossoms had fallen from the plum and apricot trees, and the branches were bare, touched with the light green of ne [...]

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    18. This was my first Ruskin Bond though I startedRain in the Mountains Notes from the Himalayas first after a few pages I wanted to read a fiction by the author and jumped to the bandwagon of BR The story is in the form of ramblings in first person about a town and the people there Though this was fiction I got the feeling that it was or less autobiographical as it seemed the same person talking as in Notes from the Himalayas There is nothing much in the name of a plot but the visual effects of hi [...]

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    19. A quiet, gentle novella, with all the classic charm and deceptive simplicity of vintage Ruskin Bond In fact, it is vintage Ruskin Bond, the revision of a story he wrote in the 1960s when he moved from Dehradun to Delhi, before he became disillusioned with big city life and moved back.What is startling, and different from classic Ruskin Bond, is the frank depiction of a three way love story spoiler alert See full review at sillyputtyreview

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    20. First of Mr.Bond i reade places,the landscapes, the people, are all that we might have come across somewhere or the other in our lives but through the spectacles of ruskin we have a paradigm shifto something amusingrceptions we usually do not bring into our mindss a treat that has an acquired flavour which gradually grasps youd gives land to your airy thoughts

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    21. I grew up reading Ruskin Bond From a a story or two a part of the school curriculum to making it a religious rite to buy every book to stack on my shelf, I ve taken numerous journeys with Mr Bond As always, Ruskin Bond, the name, conjures up misty hills, lush green valleys, gurgling brooks, long languid stroll through the forests, small town vibes and of course, old world Dehradun or simply Dehra of another time.

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    22. Rating 3.5 5, Any day I give Ruskin Bond short stories a 5 5.Nothing impressive, feels just another ordinary plot though, couldn t fall in love with it, as it appears to be hatched away from the hills Cheers

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    23. A lonely place on a steep slope, hidden by a thicket of oaks through which the sun filtered warmly We lay on crisp dry oak leaves, while a cool breeze fanned our bodies This is where one ought to be while reading this book.

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    24. I like the way this simple story of pipalnagar flows through the book I love the images and thoughts author produced at times.I love it

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    25. You won t even notice when the prose blends in the verse Beautiful and nostalgic depiction of a semi suburb village life

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    26. It makes me nostalgic for memories I do not possess A beautifully crafted treasure of a book.

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    27. Story less story

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    28. A lackadaisical writer desperately tries to escape a small village and change his fate tied to the place He longs to go to Delhi and start life afresh.

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    29. Noice book to read

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    30. Ruskin Bond is beautiful His books are beautiful His writing is ASDFGHJKL beautiful.

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