by Ruskin Bond

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format PB
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 150
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2454-8
  2. Pages: 64 pages
  3. Date: April 2013


As soon as Binya saw the blue umbrella, she wanted it so badly that she was
willing to give up her lucky leopard’s claw pendant in exchange. No one in the
village had such a fi ne umbrella, and everywhere Binya went, the umbrella went
too. There were many who envied Binya her treasured possession, and the most
envious of them all was old Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper, who decided that he
must own the blue umbrella, by means fair or foul…
A heart-warmingly funny story that has also been made into an acclaimed fi lm,
The Blue Umbrella is Ruskin Bond at his fi nest.


Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and
Dehradun. He has been writing for over sixty years, and now has over 120 titles
in print—novels, collections of stories, poetry, essays, anthologies, and books
for children. His fi rst novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri, and two
awards from the Sahitya Akademi—one for his short stories and another for
his writings for children. In 2012, the Delhi government gave him its Lifetime
Achievement Award. He lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.

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