The Kashmiri Storyteller
At the sight of the setting sun and the first whispers of the night breeze, Javed Khan pulls at the...
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At the sight of the setting sun and the first whispers of the night breeze, Javed Khan pulls at the smoke in his hookah and turns to his audience. Kamal, Shashi, Anil, Madhu and Vijay always turn up at this hour, eagerly waiting for the old man to entertain them. Javed begins with grand stories of kings and princes, magical animals and treacherous traders. He tells them stories masked in all the hues and colours of his beloved Kashmir, stories of the monkey bride, the man who was swallowed by a mosquito and a beggar who angered a ghost. This collection of stories from Ruskin Bond will surely entertain and while away the evening hours just as effectively as they would have if Javed had read them out loud to the reader in person.
About Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond is an Indian writer of British descent. He is best remembered for The Room on the Roof, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, A Flight of Pigeons, The Adventures of Rusty and Angry River.
Bond was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Padma Bhushan.