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The Lamp is Lit: Leaves from a Journal

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Autobiographical sketches and stories from India's best-loved writer in English. For over four decades now, by way of innumerable short stories, essays, poems and novels, Ruskin Bond has championed simplicity and quietude in life and in art. This collection of essays and episodes from his journals is, in his own words, 'a celebration of my survival as a freelance'. The aut ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Penguin Books
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Charu Mohan
Mar 17, 2014 Charu Mohan rated it really liked it
I always love reading Ruskin Bond for the simplicity his writing offer. Being someone from north India, I can relate to the characters and places he writes about. It's impossible not to feel nostalgically happy after reading him.
Vrsh
Nov 05, 2015 Vrsh rated it it was amazing
The man has got flair
Harshit Gupta
Some parts good, some too good. Though, i did like scenes from a writer's life more, because it gives me more insight into his life, because it's more like an autobiography. Though the leaves from a journal part in this one was mesmerizing.
Tridib Ghosh
Jan 09, 2014 Tridib Ghosh rated it it was amazing
Some Lovely thoughts , some lovely descriptions that is all I should say about this book. From the early years, through Mussourie Snapshots, till The Leaves from a journal everywhere the lively description takes us to the actual world of the story.
Manasi Hate
Mar 30, 2015 Manasi Hate rated it it was amazing
The lamp is lit:Leaves from a journal is simply a awesome book.I would like to suggest to all the fans of Mr.Ruskin Bond to read it,it's an amazing book!!I just loved it..
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Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children's authors and a top novelist.

He wrote his first novel, The Room on the Roof, when he was seventeen which won John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novellas, over 500 short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have establi
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“Happiness is an elusive state of mind not to be gained by clumsy pursuit.It is given to those who do not sue for it:to be unconcerned about a desired good is probably the only way to possess it.” 7 likes
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