The Prospect of Flowers

by Ruskin Bond

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4210-8
  2. Pages: 152 pages
  3. Date: September 2016


In this collection, you will find some of Ruskin Bond’s most-loved stories down the years—from the unlikely friendship between a boy and an old woman in ‘The Prospect of Flowers’ to the tussle between Binya and Ram Bharosa for a beautiful umbrella in ‘The Blue Umbrella’; from the story of a lost love in ‘Binya Passes By’ to the bond between a boy and a cherry tree in ‘The Cherry Tree’. These heart-warming stories will make you laugh and cry by turns.


Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, and now has over 120 titles in print—novels, collections of short stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, received the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Award in 1957. He has also received the Padma Shri (1999), the Padma Bhushan (2014) and two awards from 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.

Born in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar, Shimla, New Delhi and Dehradun. Apart from three years in the UK, he has spent all his life in India, and now lives in Mussoorie with his adopted family.

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