Author: Ruskin Bond
Translator(s)/ Edito: Ruskin Bond
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129112347
The laidback lifestyle and moderate climate of the Doon valley and its surrounding environs make it the ideal retirement destination that it is. Some parts of the town in this region still retain a distinctive British character, while several have outgrown their colonial origins, transforming the area from an unhurried summer retreat to the busting capital of a newly formed state.
The richness and diversity of the Doon is captured in these personal stories and vignettes.. Most of the contributors to this volume have lived in the valley long enough to witness the changes that have take place. There is nostalgia here, and history too, and the social change. All the writers have lived in Doon and love the city and write about a region that has shaped them.
Once Upon a Time in the Doon… includes writings by eminent authors, and also by gifted people, who write entertainingly but whose occupations prevent them from becoming full-time writers. They may have spent the greater part of their lives in the district, or they may have discovered it comparatively recently. Either way, their own personality traits have a bearing on the subject, and the result is a variety of view and viewpoints. The richness and diversity of the Doon is captured in these personal stories and vignettes.
This book is of interest to one who has journeyed through the valley and explored it. It will be doubly so to those who have lived in it.
The Long and Winding Road
Touch of the Vanished Hand
The Many Worlds of Dehra Dun
How Green was my Valley?
Doon: Up Close and Personal
The Net and Nostalgia
Life and Times of the Savoy
Dehra Dun – A Magical Walks Down Memory Lane
HIMMAT S. DHILLON
Traveling with a Phantom
IMA, FRI, The Doon School and RIMC
A Journey into a New Life
The ‘Doon’ Syndrome
The East Canal
IRWIN ALLAN SEALY
Last Train to Dehra Dun
Mussoorie House Names
Milk Rusk to Maharaja Mac
PALASH KRISHNA MEHROTRA
Nehru’s Love Affair with Dehra Dun
Reading and Books in the valley
Saga of a Soldier
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