A Flight Of Pigeons

A Flight Of Pigeons (Paperback)

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Publisher: Penguin Books India
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0143063227
EAN: 9780143063223
No. of Pages: 144
Publish Date: 2008-12-1
Binding: Paperback
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Set in Shahjahanpur during the revolt of 1857, A Flight of Pigeons is Ruskin Bond's classic novella about the twists of fate, history and the human heart.
When Ruth Labadoor's father, a clerk in the British magistrate's office, is killed in an attack by sepoys, her family seek refuge with their trusted companion, Lala Ramjimal. From here they eventually hope to escape to their relatives in Bareilly. But their plans go awry when Javed Khan, a fiery Pathan opposed to the British, abducts Ruth and her mother and takes them to his haveli. To their surprise, it is not hate that impels him in this time of war, but an almost crippling passion for Ruth. It will be months before the fall of Delhi to British troops brings them freedom'from fear, bafflement and despair, not only their own but also Javed Khan's.
Based on true events, A Flight of Pigeons is a haunting story, rich in detail and drama, told with simplicity and deep humanity.
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Title: A Flight Of Pigeons
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0143063227
EAN: 9780143063223
No. of Pages: 144
Publish Date: 2008-12-1
Binding: Paperback

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By Asif , 2008-08-30 12:59:51.0

The Flight of Pigeons by Ruskin Bond is set around the period of 1857 revolution against the British. This book is totally different from his other books. Ruskin Bond always writes about the nature, simple people and their lives in his books that show his extreme love for the nature and hills. The story is set a small village in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India during 1857. The Indian freedom fighters are robbing the Britishers, destroying their houses and misbehaving with the women. The main character Ruth, Mariam her mother and other women are trying to save their lives from the Indian fighters. Then, a pathan named Javed Khan give them shelter in his house. He proposes Ruth for marriage in front of her mother as he likes her and is fascinated with her beauty. Mariam finds no other way to save her duaghter’s life. So, she accepts the proposal. The characterization is strong and I adore the character of Ruth’s mother Mariam. In the background, the events of the fights are also described. She is a powerful and intelligent. Javed Khan is also lovable as he can marry Ruth forcefully but he waits for Mariam’s consent. The story ends in a year 1858 after the British take the charges of the city again. Ruskin Bond's style of storytelling is extremely plain and simple but with underlying humanity and simplicity. This is a short story to be finished in one reading. This book is interesting, humorous at times and a happy reading.


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