Ruskin Bond’s new book titled, ‘A Song of India’, releasing this July will mark the 70th year of the author’s writing journey. Bond’s new book is set in 1951 and traces the beginning of his writing career. The book being published by Puffin unfolds from the inception. The memoir series inevitably goes back to Dehra.
Bond said, “A Song of India marks 70 years of my long writing career which began when I was sixteen. In these seven decades, I have written hundreds of stories for children and just as many for adults too, and I am still continuing to do so. I am very fortunate to have lived in a beautiful part of the country, in the mountains. I am blessed to have received inspiration from the natural world around me, from children and animals, and all of this is reflected in my works.”
Talking about his experience of working with Puffin Books, the author added, “My partnership with Puffin Books goes back to the year 1990 when I first signed up to publish The Panther’s Moon and Other Stories. Over the years, many of my other works, including the ever popular The Room on the Roof, the Rusty stories, the many short story collections, especially the two children’s treasuries, the shorter chapter books that feature a few of my most-loved works, including The Cherry Tree, and most recently my memoirs for young readers have found their way into the readers’ hearts, all thanks to Puffin. I am indeed a lucky writer!”