Ruskin Bond of India: A True Son of the Soil

Norah Nivedita Shaw

Verlag: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd, 2008
ISBN 10: 8126910178 / ISBN 13: 9788126910175
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Ruskin Bond is a well-known Indian writer of British descent. His deep love for Indian culture and its people developed an understanding that enlarged the scope of Indian-English relationship. Treading through the labyrinth of various predicaments in his childhood, Bond chose to settle down in the foothills of the Himalayas?the adobe of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. In the rendering of his childhood trauma, he found solace and meaning to his life in the calm and peaceful landscape of the Himalayas. Nature in its myriad shades and contours enriched his soul that find brilliant expression in his writings. The recent years have seen the publication of a few serious academic studies of Ruskin Bond. Nevertheless, a comprehensive study of the author is still wanting. This book endeavours to fill this gap. An attempt has been made to trace the autobiographical elements in the various creative writings of Ruskin Bond, and analyze the treatment meted out to them. Genuinely good literature must provide willing suspension of disbelief as well as objective correlative in order to meet the twin requirements of being life-like and yet not overshadowed by the author?s personal life and circumstances. Bond?s work fulfils both these requirements. The book argues that the prevalent view about Bond as a popular entertainer is not necessarily the correct view. Deeper studies of his works reveal a serious ecological concern. Further, the book also discusses that this deep ecological concern is a natural byproduct of his genuine bond with the soil India. The book also includes an interview with Ruskin Bond which throws light on various aspects of his personality. Printed Pages: 144. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23700

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Inhaltsangabe: Ladakh is a region of Jammu and Kashmir state, located in the north of India, mostly characterized by barren lands and snow-clad mountains. The highest road and the highest airfield in the world are located in Ladakh.

Post-independence Ladakh consists of the two districts of Leh and Kargil whereas Skardo and Gilgit which were parts of the pre-independence Ladakh are now in Pakistan. It is an important region from India s defence point of view, surrounded by some important nations of Central Asia, and touching the borders of China and Pakistan.

The exotic land of Ladakh has been attracting expeditionists, writers, poets, saints and scholars to see its beauty, experience its serenity and study its rich history and culture. Emergence of Islam in Ladakh covers all the essential aspects of the emergence and propagation of Islam in the region. It presents the events chronologically so as to make the readers familiar with the introduction and spread of Islam in Ladakh during the period 15th to 19th century, largely by the invaders, travellers, traders, adventurers, preachers as well as through matrimonial relations.

Systematically developed and carefully presented, the book offers a brilliant study on the spread of Islam in Ladakh taking into account contemporary socio-economic condition and political situation. It will be highly useful to the students, teachers and researchers in the field of religious history of Ladakh. Common readers will also find it interesting and informative.

About the Author: Zain-ul-Aabedin Aabedi, M.A. and M.Ed. from Kashmir University, retired as Principal, Boys Higher Secondary School, Leh. During his service he participated in many seminars and workshops and presented papers on history, religion, culture and social life of north India. He also served as Principal of the prestigious Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya for a period of five years. He has written over hundred articles for All India Radio and Doordarshan, Leh. Several of his articles have been published in different magazines, books and national dailies. His poetry in Urdu and Ladakhi on various social, cultural, educational and religious topics is articulate, interesting and impressive. He is also a member of IALS (International Association for Ladakh Studies).

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Titel: Ruskin Bond of India: A True Son of the Soil
Verlag: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: 2008
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New

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