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The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories
The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories
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The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railway from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams.

The teeming an varied life of the Indian railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India’s best-known writers makes a selection of the greatest railway stories the subcontinent has produced.

 

About the Author

Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, and grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradum and Shimla. In the course of a writing career spanning thirty-five years, he has written over a hundred short stories, essays, novels and more than thirty books for children. Three collections of the short stories, The Night Train at Deoli Time Stops at Shamli and our Trees still grow in Dehra have been published by Penguin India. He has also edited an anthology, the Penguin book of Indian Ghost Stories.

The room on the roof was his first novel, when he was seventeen, and it received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Vagrants in the Valley was also written in his teens and picks up from where the room on the Roof leaves off. These two novellas were published in one volume by Penguin India in 1993 as was a much acclaimed collection of his non-fiction writing, Rain in the mountains.

Ruskin Bond received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India for 1992, for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra.

 

Contents

 

  Introduction
Soot Gets in Your Eyes
XI
I Stories Before Independence  
  Around the world in eighty days 3
  The man who would be King 15
  By Cow-Catcher and Trolley 50
  The Bold Prentice 55
  Snow-Leopard 65
  The By-gone Days 73
  The Coolie 77
  The luck of John Fernandez 83
II Stories After Independence  
  Loyalty 93
  Mano Majra Station 109
  The woman on Platform 8 117
  The Intimate Demon 122
  A Stranded Railroad Car 125
  Barin Bhowmik's Ailment 137
  Balbir Arora Goes Metric 152
  Railway Reverie 165
  The Cherry Choo-Choo 170
  99 up 178

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The Penguin Book of Indian Railway Stories

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Edition:
1994
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200
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Back of the Book

The stories in this collection capture the essence of the Indian Railway from the small-town station, at the time of the Raj, to the present day big-city station bursting at the seams.

The teeming an varied life of the Indian railway station and its environs have fascinated writers from Jules Verne in the 1870s to more recently Satyajit Ray, R.K. Laxman and more modern writers. In this anthology, one of India’s best-known writers makes a selection of the greatest railway stories the subcontinent has produced.

 

About the Author

Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in 1934, and grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradum and Shimla. In the course of a writing career spanning thirty-five years, he has written over a hundred short stories, essays, novels and more than thirty books for children. Three collections of the short stories, The Night Train at Deoli Time Stops at Shamli and our Trees still grow in Dehra have been published by Penguin India. He has also edited an anthology, the Penguin book of Indian Ghost Stories.

The room on the roof was his first novel, when he was seventeen, and it received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Vagrants in the Valley was also written in his teens and picks up from where the room on the Roof leaves off. These two novellas were published in one volume by Penguin India in 1993 as was a much acclaimed collection of his non-fiction writing, Rain in the mountains.

Ruskin Bond received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India for 1992, for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra.

 

Contents

 

  Introduction
Soot Gets in Your Eyes
XI
I Stories Before Independence  
  Around the world in eighty days 3
  The man who would be King 15
  By Cow-Catcher and Trolley 50
  The Bold Prentice 55
  Snow-Leopard 65
  The By-gone Days 73
  The Coolie 77
  The luck of John Fernandez 83
II Stories After Independence  
  Loyalty 93
  Mano Majra Station 109
  The woman on Platform 8 117
  The Intimate Demon 122
  A Stranded Railroad Car 125
  Barin Bhowmik's Ailment 137
  Balbir Arora Goes Metric 152
  Railway Reverie 165
  The Cherry Choo-Choo 170
  99 up 178

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