Editor | Children’s Books
Ruskin Bond is the most addictive and entertaining writer in modern Indian literature. The author of over a hundred novels and short-story collections, his fiction is especially celebrated for the unforgettable misfits, dreamers, small-time con artists, rapscallions, thieves and drifters who populate it. For the first time ever, A Gallery of Rascals brings together the most memorable rogues to feature in Ruskin Bond’s fiction. A few brand new stories—‘A Man Called Brain’, ‘Sher Singh and the Hot-water Bottle’, ‘Crossing the Road’— headline this collection and rub shoulders with much-loved tales like ‘The Thief’s Story’, ‘The Boy Who Broke the Bank’, ‘Tigers for Dinner’ and ‘A Case for Inspector Lal’. Thrilling and effortlessly readable, the thirty stories in this book show exactly why Ruskin Bond’s fiction is irresistible.
About the author
Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, A Little Night Music, Tigers for Dinner, Tales of Fosterganj, and A Gathering of Friends. Ruskin Bond was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.