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Delhi is Not Far

Delhi is Not Far

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Language English
Contributor(s) Ruskin Bond
Binding Paperback
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Overview: Delhi is Not Far

A classic tale by the master story teller - Ruskin Bond, this book is about the big city dream and making a life out of reaching the city that is Delhi here. Set in the early days post the independence, the story revolves around a motley group of people from different walks of life with stars in their eyes on making it big when they reach Delhi.

Set in a small town, the dull and sluggish Pipalnagar, there is a sense of resignation all around. People live from day to day, with no dreams of grandeur and no sense of lofty ambitions. They exist with some harbouring small dreams. The barber, Deep Chand, dreams of opening a bigger and better salon where maybe the Prime Minister will visit for a haircut at his hands. Aziz has a wish to open a junk shop in the heart of the old walled city-Chandni Chowk. Pitamber dreams of giving up his cycle-rickshaw for the easy to ride-scooter rickshaw.

All these tales are woven together by the narrator, a struggling writer who writes detective thrillers in Urdu. Almost, semi-biographical, he talks about his next big blockbuster which he will write when he gets the big inspiration from somewhere, something he is in search of. He dreams of the day when he will pack his basic belongings and set off on a train out of this town. Meanwhile, he finds love in strange corners; with a young prostitute Kamla who is much too mature than her age and the homeless, epileptic Suraj who despite his situation is hopeful and an eternal optimist.

This story is narrated like a visual as you can see yourself amongst the characters who live plain, simple lives and yet have a sense of quiet wisdom, laced with humour in them.

Ruskin Bond is one of India's foremost contemporary authors of all times. Having contributed immensely to modern Indian literature and writing, his books are considered to very popular and known for their simple instances, identifiable characters and a slice of life approach. He has also written over 500 short stories and articles. Some of his books include Tiger in the Tunnel, Garland of Memories, Ghost Stories from the Raj, A Flight of Pigeons, etc. This paperback book is listed online with the ISBN-10 number of 0144000954 and ISBN-13 number of 978-0144000951.

Features: Delhi is Not Far

  • Fiction
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date October 26, 2005
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Ruskin Bond
Binding Paperback
Edition New edition
Page Count 120
ISBN 10 0144000954
ISBN 13 9780144000951
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 12 cm x 0.8 cm x 17.7 cm
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