The Room on the Roof

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Coward-McCann, 1957 - English fiction - 160 pages
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This is the story of Rusty, a 16-year-old Anglo-Indian boy who is orphaned and has to live with Mr. Harrison, his guardian. He lives in the European part of Dehradun. But he wants to embrace the Indian culture and lifestyle.
He is enchanted by the festivals, people and the bazaar. He meets many people and develops a liking for Meena, his friend Kishen’s mother.
This story keeps you hooked with the many unexpected incidents. The story is a bit similar to that of the author himself. One incident in Rusty’s life is when he goes to the unkind Mr. Harrison after playing Holi with his Indian friends and shows him what he really wants — his friends and the culture.
I enjoyed the time I was reading the book and suggest this book for people who has just started reading books.
It’s a book worth reading! It will be enjoyed by readers greatly.

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User Review  - Moushumi Ghosh - Flipkart

Maybe it is the age gap. Ruskin Bond's first book and I did not enjoy it. Very slow paced though the writing was promising. I was extremely curious about this book so I read it. Also, it was ... Read full review

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My first novel, The Room on the Roof, for example, went through three drafts before I was able to sell it to a publisher." He smiles. "But I was young then, ... ruskinbond.html

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The Room On The Roof was his first novel, written when he was seventeen and it received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial prize in 1957. ... review/ Love_Is_a_Sad_Song_-_Ruskin_Bond-134808-1.html

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