The Regimental Myna

by Ruskin Bond

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4749-3
  2. Pages: 135 pages
  3. Date: June 2017


Dicky must have thought the General had something to do with his detention, or else he may have felt an explanation was due to him. Whatever his reasoning, he chose to alight on the General’s pith helmet, between the plumes.

A myna that makes an army regiment its chosen home. A sneeze that comes at the wrong time. An annoying Bishop as a guest. The Regimental Myna is full of funny stories peopled with odd characters, creatures and situations. Whether you want to read something that is laugh-out-loud funny, or satirical, or filled with black humour, there’s every kind of story in this collection selected by Ruskin Bond, who is himself everyone’s favourite humour writer.


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 Prize 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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