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Get Free Read & Download Files Delhi Is Not Far Ruskin Bond PDF. DELHI IS NOT FAR RUSKIN BOND. Download: Delhi Is Not Far Ruskin Bond. DELHI IS. BD74F4FDEA05C61D8F5C8BA6B76DF7B9. Delhi Is Not Far Ruskin. Though known mostly for his writings for children, Ruskin Bond is a versatile writer whose . The residents of Pipalnagar, a dull and dusty small town, hope to one day leave behind their humdrum lives for the thrills of Delhi. Deep Chand, the barber.
His believes that he was possessed by a spirit which led to his bent back and subsequent misery. People rush out of their house and flood the streets.
There are astrological predictions of the world coming to its end but Arun and Suraj are not perturbed. They go out for their usual night strolls to the distant fields and old brick kilns. When they return to their place, the place is back to its drowsy normalcy and all the commotion has subdued. Soon, the two decides to make a journey to the hills. Suraj has never seen the hills but Arun remembers them from a trip he took as a child. Both of them are puzzled by the wealthy tourists who colonize the hill station in the summer and mesmerized by the natural beauty of the mountains, pine trees and cool streams of sweet water.
He borrows a shirt from Kamala as he has to appear for an interview as the Urdu editor. He gets the job with a monthly salary of Rs He visits places like Chandani Chowk, Connaught Place etc and is left speechless by the coming together of old traditions and modern ways of people, architecture and life in the capital. He feels people should either live in villages where there is intimacy or cities where there is complete anonymity.
In towns like Pipalnagar, everybody knows you but no one loves you. Sadly, Kamala declines the offer saying that she is still married and cannot leave her family.
She asks Arun to come and meet her whenever he wants and is happy to have helped Arun during his time in Pipalnagar. She also tells Arun that Suraj is the true love of his life, not her.
Arun and Suraj say their goodbyes to their friends in Pipalnagar and pack up their tin boxes to start their new voyage in the capital. Key Thoughts The title, Delhi is Not Far is an ode to their hopeful dreams about the fabled journey to Delhi, the city of glorious destinies. It sketches a dynamic scene of small-town India with its simple-minded people.
In an age where living a simple life in itself is a complicated task, this was such a heart warming read. View 2 comments. May 23, Mohit rated it really liked it. Ruskin really knows the nerve of india. Dec 25, Vikalp Trivedi rated it really liked it Shelves: The story is told through the perspective of Arun , who himself is a aspiring writer. People in Paipalnagar dream about going to Delhi and make a good living.
Like all other Ruskin Bond books , this books also contains a cast of vivid wonderful characters. As the books based in a sleepy town the pace was slow , which it should have been.
But in middle the book goes a little 'Delhi Is Not Far' by Ruskin Bond is based on dreams and aspirations of common people in a sleepy town - Paipalnagar. But in middle the book goes a little dull and most importantly it lacked the trademark Ruskin Bond humor. Later the book gets back and becomes a great journey of self-realisation and realisation of dreams. Writing style was great. The way author used 'Delhi' to portray the destinations the characters want to achieve was subtle and brilliant.
A Good Read. View all 3 comments. Jun 11, Jigar Brahmbhatt rated it liked it. These are still short stories strung together by a single narrative voice. He has to say things immediately and without the risk of making the readers bored, and that is why this novella is full of anecdotes.
Simple, tongue-in-cheek prose which has become a Bond hallmark - to get things conveyed without a fuss. Mar 12, Arindam Mallick rated it liked it. There are other singers, sweeter than I, to sing of tomorrow. I can onl sing of today, of Pipalnagar, where I have lived and loved. Bond's descriptions are beautiful "He had beauty, though; his eyes held secrets, his mouth hesitant smiles.
Mar 13, Khyati Gautam rated it it was amazing. The book written in a lucid language opens is a gateway to the Ruskin's thought process.
He has woven an incredibly simple tale in a subtle manner. What would strike you the most will be the description of various emotions. A fine piece of literature! Jul 03, Puja Narula rated it it was amazing Shelves: I grew up reading Ruskin Bond.
From a a story or two a part of the school curriculum to making it a religious rite to buy every book to stack on my shelf, I've taken numerous journeys with Mr Bond. As always, Ruskin Bond, the name, conjures up misty hills, lush green valleys, gurgling brooks, long languid stroll through the forests, small-town vibes and of course, old-world Dehradun or simply 'Dehra' of another time. The narrator — Arun, a struggling writer of cheap Urdu thrillers, feels trapped I grew up reading Ruskin Bond.
The narrator — Arun, a struggling writer of cheap Urdu thrillers, feels trapped in dull and dusty Pipalnagar, where nothing ever happens.
He hopes to write a blockbuster one day, and escape to Delhi. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a young prostitute, Kamla, and befriends the homeless orphan, Suraj. Aug 15, Rishi Prakash rated it liked it.
I only realised after starting this book that this is my first Bond book! Quite surprising when I have been hearing his name since I was in school! It also came as a news to me that he is born and brought up in India and still stays in Muaaoorie. Somehow I always thought he is a foreigner who has been writing on India!
So all in all many learnings for sure: It is a story of a very small town which is as sleepy as you can imagine. There are few c I only realised after starting this book that this is my first Bond book! There are few characters apart from one central chracter who is also the narrator.
It just shows us the life which happens in any sleepy town! I must say he is a very honest writer; the way things are shown is so true and realistic that you can easily picture every bit of it. Looks like I am going to read few more Bond in coming days! View all 7 comments. Sep 09, Dipak Mandal rated it really liked it Shelves: I read the whole story in 4 days but couldn't able to find out whether the characters are factious or factual.
Best part is that it projects the shadow of India just after Independence between the era of In this book all characters including the main protagonist and some other folks of Pipalnagar had the same kind of ambition in their life to Diasporas from one place to other in search of new definition of their life, to assemble their future.
A few of people are lucky enough to prove their providential approach to escape beyond the fate of darkness. But now nothing has transformed much , same people exists, same kind of villages, same small township like Pipalnagar are alive. Although the India have progressed a lot and indeed progressing but rate of progressing is snails creeping.
Middle class people always in a search of one tiny opportunity to open the bottle of wine so, they could taste the flavour of Upper middle class or High class or supper class. Labouring all day and night some achieve but other settle back to their old life after fought enough. Form this novel you could easily conclude that Ruskin Bond is very fond of nature.
Such a lovely expression he has put throughout this book by defining each living and nonliving particles in his vicinity. He diagrammatically show each and every characters ,whether he was Deep Chand the barbar ,Seth Govind Ram the landloard ,Aziz has junkshop ,Pitambar The Rickshaw Puller ,Suraj his roommate or best friend ,Kamla prostitute ,he does justice to all of them.
the best of Ruskin Bond.
I want to live on and on, delighting like a pagan in all that is physical: I don't usually give up a book mid-way and start reading another book. Of course, there were cases when the book was very monotonous and the progress was so painstackingly slow and I had to put the book aside and start another book afresh.
I would neve commit such a feat, even if the book was so boring. I would in the least skip a few paragraphs and complete the book in some way. But I never stop a book in the middle and start another one because I believe that it is the worst degree of d Review: But I never stop a book in the middle and start another one because I believe that it is the worst degree of disgrace any book might have earned from me. And yeah, there quiet a few books that earned such a degree of disgrace from me.
It depicts the torturous path I went through during the course of reading the book. The books which I gave up midway - or the moment I complete the first few pages of the book - are never touched.
Once a bore, always a bore. That's what I believe when it comes to books. When I stop reading a book, I put the book aside, write a review describing how torturous the book was and start readinganother book.
Neither do I read mutiple books at a time. I have this deformity in my mind, which, when multipe books are read at once, will mix up the stories of the books and the outcome of the review is not just confusing to me and readers, but also authors.
To save you all this misery I don't read more than one book at a given instance of time. That is the quality of my reading for you. And this book is an exception. Actually, I was midway through the book, Arjuna, when I started and completed reading this book. The discontinuation of the former book is not because of any negative aspect, but due to circumstance.
The reason for that case is a story in itself. Readers who are uninterested in the story but the review, can scroll down past the 'My story' part to read the remaining review. Others, read on!
My story: I was going there for my summer vacations, for paying visit to innumerable maternal uncles based over there. The number of maternal uncles and aunties I had always fascinated me.
My grandfather must have been a man of stamina. Girls, who are reading this review.
I am the direct grandson of him. If you know what I mean. To read the whole review, click here Ruskin Bond is one of my favourite authors. Though I've liked his autobiographical works more, his novellas are a treat to read.
Though written in the 60s, it relates to the present because our small towns and their beauty and their problems haven't changed much. In the author's own words, it's a rather plotless tale. Bond's description of the small town Indian life, with underplayed humour, wit and satire, is a beautif Ruskin Bond is one of my favourite authors.
Bond's description of the small town Indian life, with underplayed humour, wit and satire, is a beautiful read! Mar 30, Hriday rated it liked it Shelves: Nice book. Quite similar to, but not as good as 'A room on the roof' and 'Vagrants in the valley' - the only addition being a few sexual innuendos. But a must-read for all Ruskin Bond's fans as the imagery and the setting of Pipalnagar and Delhi is quite picturesque.
Oct 08, Tejas Ghetia rated it really liked it Shelves: Writing style is too good.. Small but revealing facts about village life..
If you have ever been a villager; this one will surely make you remember some persons Oct 01, Vikas Lather rated it liked it.
Aug 16, Byju. V added it. This story takes place in a small town called Pipalnagar. A young writer Arun writes cheep detective stories even though he wishes to make it as a writer one day.
He makes friends with an orphaned youth, Suraj, a student suffering from epilepsy. They get friendly with Kamala a prostitute. Deep Chand the barber and Pitamber the rickshaw puller interact with them. All of them hope to reach Delhi one day in search of a new life. The story has no plot.
But it is a good read.
Delhi Is Not Far
There are several underl This story takes place in a small town called Pipalnagar. There are several underlying narratives, if one reads between the lines. Sep 27, Himanshu Kakade rated it really liked it.
Simple lives of simple people, with simple dreams, portrayed brilliantly. Mar 02, Jayant Biraris rated it really liked it. On of the simplest and genuine books I have ever read. I recommend anyone who is interested in reading Ruskin Bond. Feb 18, Nistha Tripathi rated it really liked it.
What is it in a book that captivates you? Its not the story but the small descriptions. As all the reviews have pointed out and is customary of Ruskin Bond, the details emerge out so vividly in your head that you do not read the book anymore but live it.
We felt and understood the dignity of the pine, the weariness of the willow, the resignation of the oak. The blossoms had fallen from the plum and apricot trees, and the branches were bare, touched with the light gr What is it in a book that captivates you? The blossoms had fallen from the plum and apricot trees, and the branches were bare, touched with the light green of new foliage.
Pine needles made the ground soft and slippery, and we went sliding downhill on our bottoms. He was very merry, and quite drunk. Mar 09, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: Notes from the Himalayas first after a few pages I wanted to read a fiction by the author and jumped to the bandwagon of BR.
The story is in the form of ramblings in first person about a town and the people there. Though this was fiction I got the feeling that it was more or less autobiographical as it seemed the same person talking as in Notes from the Himalayas. There is nothing much in the name of a plot but the visual effec This was my first Ruskin Bond though I startedRain in the Mountains: There is nothing much in the name of a plot but the visual effects of his words are awesome.In dull and dusty Pipalnagar, each day is like another, and 'there is not exactly despair, but resignation'.
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As all the reviews have pointed out and is customary of Ruskin Bond, the details emerge out so vividly in your head that you do not read the book anymore but live it. I can onl sing of today, of Pipalnagar, where I have lived and loved. I read the whole story in 4 days but couldn't able to find out whether the characters are factious or factual. Arun dreams about writing a blockbuster that will catapult him to stardom.
Right from the hardships he faced with finding well-paying and sustainable publishers, to the adventures of his one-day vegetable stall and encounters with bossy beggars, everything will appear like it is what Ruskin actually did and actually faced. He now lives with his adopted family in Landour near Mussoorie.