Author: Eminent Contributors
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174361995
This collection of short stories was conceived as a festschrift in honor of Ruskin Bond, whose popular and enduring tales of childhood display so much simplicity, understanding, and compassion.
This collection of short stories was conceived as a festschrift in honor of Ruskin Bond, whose popular and enduring tales of childhood display so much simplicity, understanding, and compassion. Under the auspices of Namita Gokhale Editions and Roli Books, a group of writers spent a weekend of creative dreaming and introspection at Mussoorie and Landour in the Garhwal hills. These days of innocence, spent in Ruskin's company, are documented by a series of dramatic photographs by famed photographer Harmit Singh and by this highly personal and intense anthology on themes of childhood and adolescence.
The first of a continuing series, Writer's Retreat volume I is a spontaneous and evocative selection of memory, nostalgia, and remembrance.
Dedicated to Ruskin Bond, who has resisted growing up for many years, the stories in this collection are a tribute from a spectrum of creative writers to the grand young man of Indian fiction. Conceived in the course of a writer's retreat in Landour, deep in the wooded hills of Garhwal, in North India, this scintillating collection of short stories on themes of childhood, adolescence and remembrance, reach out to the under grown or overgrown child within us all.
Authors of the Retreat
Introduction by Namita Gokhale
Bulbul Sharma : Hiding Away
Madhu Tandan : The Sanctuary
Ravi Shankar : The Ghostmakers
Manju Kak : Birju
Binoo K John : The Day of the Funeral
Pavan K Varma : The Ladies' Ghat
R W Desai : Incertitude is the Fortress
Namita Gokhale : Rites of Passage
Keki N Daruwala : The Retired Panther
Kanika Gahlaut : My Mamma Never Cried
Sunny Singh : Nine-Number Bungalow
Pramod Kapoor : The Bicycle Thief
Ruskin Bond : Afterword