Ruskin Bond is an actor and writer who is 88 years of age as of the year 2022. He was born on 19th May 1934 and was born in Kasauli, Punjab, India. He is well-known for his works such as Junoon in the year 1979, Blue Umbrella in the year 2005 and 7 Khoon Maaf in the year of 2011. Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. His father was an officer in the Royal Air Force, otherwise RAF post in India.
He got his education at Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. His very first novel for him was a John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in the year 1957. He was also awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in the year of 1992 for the novel of his named Our Trees Still Grow in the Dehra, in English.
He has written hundreds of short stories and novels, books for children and also novels. Bond was also awarded the Padma Shri in the year of 1999 and Padma Bhushan in the year of 2014. He lives with his adopted family in the Landour, Mussoorie.
Early life, Family and Relationship
Ruskin Bond, the British author, was born to Edith Clarke and Aubrey Alexander Bond. Ruskin’s father has taught English to the princesses of Jamnagar palace. Ruskin and his sister Ellen lived there in that palace till he was a six-year-old child.
Father: Aubrey Alexander Bond
Mother: Edith Dorothy
His father later of which joined the Royal Air Force in the year of 1939 whereas his mother and his sister lived at their maternal home at Dehradun. Later of which he was sent to a boarding school in Mussoorie. Ruskin Bond’s mother parted from his father and wed a Punjabi Hindu when he was an eight-year-old boy. He went to his father in New Delhi where his father was posted.
He loved his father and he sometimes has stated that he had the happiest of his times which were the times with his father. As for his schooling, he completed schooling in Bishop Cotton School, Shimla and got graduated from there in 1950.
Bond has also won quite a number of writing competitions which include, the Irwin Divinity Prize and the Hailey Literature Prize. He wrote his first short story when he was sixteen in the year 1951 which is Untouchable.
Ruskin Bond Success and career
Ruskin Bond’s works mostly speak about the life in the hill stations and foothills of the Himalayas where he was spending most of his childhood. His very first novel was The Room on the Roof and he wrote it when he was seventeen years old and it was published when he was twenty-one years of age.
Ruskin Bond Quotes
1 There are no fresh starts in life, but there are always new directions.
2 The older you get, the lesser you are bothered by what others think.
3 The world keeps on changing, but there is always something, somewhere, that remains the same.
4 We remember only what we want to remember.
5 Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.
6 I have come to believe that the best kind of walk, or journey, is the one in which you have no particular destination when you set out.
7 You don’t have to lie if you know how to withhold the truth.
8 It’s safer in the jungle than in the town.
9 The sunlight, penetrating the gaps in the tall trees, plays chess on the gravestones, shifting slowly and thoughtfully across the worn old stones. The wind, like a hundred violins, plays perpetually in the topmost branches of the deodars.
10 When the moon is up, the night has its magic.
11 The past is always with us, for it feeds the present.
12 To be able to laugh and to be merciful are the only things that make man better than the beast
13 Bad times are good times to prepare for better times.
14 No life is more or less important or interesting than another much of it after all is lived inside our heads.
15 Dry bread at home is better then curried prawns abroad.
16 A tiger is a tiger. He has his dignity to preserve even though he isn’t aware of it.
17 There is a distinction to be made between aloneness and loneliness.
18 It is supposed to be in very bad taste to discuss a person behind his back, and to discuss a dead person behind his back is most unfair, for he cannot even retaliate.
19 It is always the same with mountains. Once you have lived with them for any length of time, you belong to them. There is no escape.
20 Live close to nature and your spirit will not be easily broken, for you learn something of patience and resilience. You will not grow restless, and you will never feel lonely.
21 Until death comes, all is life.
22 Its fine to dream, provided we can deal with the reality when we wake up.
23 Cold weather doesn’t care if your coat is old or new.
24 All glory comes from daring to begin.
25 We get out of life what we bring to it. There is not a dream which may not come true if we have the energy which determines our own fate. We can always get what we want if we will it intensely enough.
26 Every problem has a solution hidden away somewhere, and if only you look hard enough you will find.
27 A merry heart does more good than any medicine.
28 That man is strongest who stands alone!
29 The best kind of walk, and this applies to the plains as well as to the hills, is the one in which you have no particular destination when you set out.
30 Nothing is insignificant, nothing is without consequence in the intricate web of life.