Most of his novellas and short stories hide a fervent quest for identity, the concerns of which are historically and culturally inflected.The appeal of the Indian atmosphere, especially that of the cultural and ecological space of small towns, was so fervent that Bond felt the conditions of staying in England from 1951 to 1955 quite alienating.
Ruskin Bond, who is popularly known as a children's writer, was born in a Himalayan hill station called Kasauli on of such Anglo-Indian lineage.
(1) An exponent of the literary genre of semi-autobiographical fantasy, Bond recasts his experiences of living through the anxieties and pleasures of cultural hybridity in India during the Nationalist Freedom movement and afterwards.
When Bond was eight years old, his mother separated from his father and married a Punjabi Hindu, Hari.
His father arranged for Ruskin to be brought to New Delhi where he was posted.
He lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie, India.
The Indian Council for Child Education has recognised his role in the growth of children's literature in India.
What Bond means by "some shadow of truth" is actually a dynamic psychological interplay of different states of the mind.
Ruskin Bond (born ) is an Indian author of British descent.
Later, Ruskin's father joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 and Ruskin along with his mother and sister went to live at his maternal home at Dehradun.
Shortly after that he was sent to a boarding school in Mussourie.