• A Book of Simple Living, Brief Notes from the Hills By Ruskin Bond

About the Book

Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon rain sweeps across the hills. Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me—a deep purple whistling thrush. She perches on the window sill, and looks out with me at the rain.’

This personal diary records the many small moments that constitute a life of harmony—with the self, the natural world, and friends, family and passersby. In these pages, we watch a wild plum blossom and the moon come up between two deodar trees; we hear a redstart whistle and the rain drum on a tin roof; we recognize the aftermath of loss and the consolation of old companions.

A Book of Simple Living is a gift of beauty and wisdom from India’s most loved, and most understated, writer.

AUTHOR: Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond has written novels, memoirs, short story collections and books of essays and poetry. His recent books include A Time for All ThingsLone Fox Dancing: My AutobiographyI Was the Wind Last Night: New and Collected PoemsA Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the HIllsFriends in Wild Places: Birds, Beasts and Other Companions, A Little Book of HappinessA Little Book of Serenity and A Little Book of Love and Companionship, as well as the popular classics Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of PigeonsThe Blue UmbrellaTime Stops at ShamliNight Train at DeoliOur Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award) and Rain in the Mountains. He has co-edited Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life (with Namita Gokhale) and Prankenstein: The Book of Crazy Mischief (with Jerry Pinto). He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

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