July 27, 2021

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A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills by Ruskin Bond

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Zeeshan Husain reviews Ruskin Bond’s A Book of Simple Living (Speaking Tiger, 2015), a book which touched him in ways more than one.

Publisher : Speaking Tiger Books LLP

Ruskin Bond is a popular name in urban middle class India. Each one of us has read at least a short story or two by him during our school days. A Book of Simple Living (2015) is a feather in his crown. If following the conventions of one’s society is a sign of adulthood, then better be a child. This is what Ruskin Bond’s argument is. To paraphrase the title- the book conveys that simplicity is ultimate sophistication. In A Book of Simple Living as well as many other works, he remains steadfast to this belief, which is also his philosophy of life.

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