Dust on the Mountain is a collection of 89 short stories written by Ruskin Bond during the course of his literary career. Delightful and filled with nostalgia, this collection is Ruskin Bond at his very best. There are different genres covered in the book from romance to thriller with an inherent twist of humour and poetry. While some tales dabble with the paranormal, others are more autobiographical in nature. The stories also vary in length, and are a testimony of the veteran writer�s storytelling skills.
This book features the short story, Untouchable, which was written by him when he was no older than sixteen. Other iconic stories included in the book are Time Stops at Shamli, The Boy Who Broke the Bank, Chachi�s Funeral, Bhabiji�s House, Sita and the River, The Leopard, Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright, My Father�s Trees in Dehra, Escape From Java, The Last time I Saw Delhi, Love is Sad Song, Miss Bun and Others, Dust on the Mountain, A Crow for All Seasons, What�s Your dream?, The Cherry Tree, A Love of Long Ago and The Last Truck Ride.
Ruskin Bond has constantly played a crucial role in children�s literature, in India. His works have garnered the attention of readers of all age groups in many parts of the world. Most of Ruskin Bond�s stories are based in the lush valleys of northern India, where he resides. His love for the country�s vast picturesque landscape is evident from his stories and also the fact that he stayed back in India, even after the British departed in 1947. Other notable works by the author include stories like Funny Side Up and The Adventures of Rusty.
This edition of The Dust on the Mountain has been published by Penguin India and is available in paperback. It has an ISBN 10 number of 0143067125, and an ISBN 13 number of 9780143067122. You can easily buy it online and enjoy the collective works of the one and only Ruskin Bond.