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age of 16 he left this school and went to his mother‟s elder sister Emily in England. Now while he was staying here in England he realized how much love he bore in him for India. At the age of seventeen he penned down his first novel The Room on the Roof to earn money with the intention to return India, his wonderland. It was a grand success and Bond returned India with that money and placed himself at Dehradoon in 1953 when he was twenty one years old. He set out his journey as a writer keeping in mind his literary mentors such as Emily Bronte, Rudyard Kipling and Rabindranath Tagore. The span of his literary career was more than 50 years and on the process he produced over hundreds of short stories, few novels, autobiographies, essays and many more which enriched the children literature. Many collections of short stories are there among which The Night Train at Deoli, Dust on the Mountain, A Face in the Dark and other Hauntings, Time Stops at Shamli are noteworthy. He has written two autobiographies Scenes from a Writer’s Life (1998) and The Lamp is Lit (1999). Now he lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie, India. He received the Sahitya Academy Award in 1992 for his collection of short stories Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra and foe his other published works in English. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. The following discussion will be on the topic mentioned above in the abstract. While I venture to discuss the romantic view of the literature and life of the eminent author, I have to show how reality and utopian life view will be there in the author‟s frame of writing at the same time. Under the utopian setting some happenings call up the duty of the real life. In “ A Job Well Done” the narrator says, „My mother seemed just a little bit afraid of the major. How can we be afraid of those we love? It was a question that puzzled me then and puzzles me sill.‟ A sense of the realistic rude society gradually grips the narra tor‟s psyche. Bansi, a tongawalah, declares the coming of the new age in “The Wish” when he says, „Times are changing, memsahib. Do you know that there is now a taxi a motor car —competing with the tongas of Dehra?‟ A wonderful nature is there also in “Most Beautiful” with a slow unfoldment of the harsh reality that deformity is a sin in our society. But there are a few like the narrator with whom the society moves from the darkness to light, ignorance to bliss and from cruelty to kindness. Ruskin Bond is at his best in evoking a mood of nostalgia for the past sights and scenes of boyhood, of the pangs and pathos of the unforgiving time, as in “Coming Home to Dehra” and “My Father‟s Trees in Dehra”. Now I intend to name two stories on which the detailed description will be made. They are “All Creatures Great and Small” and “Coming Home to Dehra” and those stories are the platform of my argument.
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