About the Book :
Ruskin Bond brings to life unforgettable folktales from the misty hills of Kashmir to delight and enchant his followers both young and old!
As darkness falls outside, and the chill sets in, Javed Khan pulls at his hookah and begins his stories...
When Kamal and his friends gather at Javed Khan???s Kashmiri shop at Landour bazaar, he enthralls them with his stories???of princes and kings, fairies and magical animals, supermen and cunning traders. Come, sit around the fire with Kamal, Shashi, Anil, Madhu and Vijay while they listen to Javed Khan???s stories of the monkey bride, the man who got swallowed by a mosquito, the bent-up double beggar who angered a ghost, and many other tales from Kashmir and beyond.
About the Author :
Born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun, New Delhi and Simla. His first novel The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over three hundred short stories, essays and novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley and A Flight of Pigeons) and more than thirty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993, and the Padma Shri in 1999. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.
|Title:||The Kashmiri Storyteller||Publisher:||Puffin|
|No. of Pages:||116|
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