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“The Room on the Roof” is a classic coming-of-age novel written by Ruskin Bond. Originally published in 1956, this timeless story follows the adventures of Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy who feels out of place in the small hill town of Dehra.

The novel begins with Rusty feeling stifled by the strict rules and conventions of his guardian, Mr. Harrison. Longing for freedom and adventure, Rusty befriends the local Indian boy, Somi, and together they explore the streets and alleys of Dehra, immersing themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the bustling town.

As Rusty’s friendship with Somi deepens, he begins to question his own identity and place in the world. Torn between the expectations of his guardian and his desire to forge his own path, Rusty embarks on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

Throughout the novel, Rusty encounters a colorful cast of characters, including Meena, a spirited Indian girl who captures his heart, and Kishen, a charismatic but troubled youth who leads Rusty into dangerous situations. Through these encounters, Rusty learns valuable lessons about love, friendship, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

“The Room on the Roof” is a beautifully written and evocative novel that captures the essence of adolescence with warmth, humor, and sensitivity. Ruskin Bond’s lyrical prose and vivid descriptions bring the hill town of Dehra to life, transporting readers to a world of nostalgia and wonder.

With its timeless themes and universal appeal, “The Room on the Roof” remains a beloved classic of Indian literature, cherished by readers of all ages. Whether you’re a fan of coming-of-age stories or simply appreciate a well-crafted tale, this novel is sure to captivate and enchant.

SKU: SKU1034
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Weight0.3 kg
Dimensions12 × 2 × 8 cm


Book Author

Ruskin Bond





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