IMPORTANT DAYS, BOOKS & AUTHORS
A new book titled “Listen to Your Heart: The London Adventure” was published by Penguin Random House India (PRHI) and released on Ruskin Bond’s 88th birthday.
The book was authored by Ruskin Bond – a famous Children’s book author in India.
The book is the fifth and final volume of the author’s memoir, giving readers a peek into the four years, where he spent in the Channel Islands and England. It briefs about how he muses over his loneliness, switches jobs, falls in love, befriends the ocean and relentlessly chases his big dream of becoming a famous writer. What follows next is the metamorphosis of a journal entry into a novel as we time-travel to the fascinating events that led to the making of his iconic book, The Room on the Roof.
The book is an inspiration for aspiring young writers, a meditation on embracing fears, seizing every opportunity and most importantly living one's dreams.
Ruskin Bond is an Anglo Indian who was born in Himachal Pradesh’s Kasauli in 1934 and grew up in various places like Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun (Uttarakhand), New Delhi and Shimla (Himachal Pradesh). In 1992, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for his work ‘Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra’. He was awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in 1999 and 2014 respectively.