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Expelled last year, but they had to take him back. Every person has a different story to tell about these suspense elements. Pakistan is once again at a critical juncture of political transition. Going by the title, one can assume that the book majarani about a queen and rightly so. Nov mahxrani, Pooja Banga rated it really liked it Shelves: His writing is simple and romantic yet filled with dark comedy.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Will be mahadani Maharani in my wishlist. The book reminded of an old uncle or family friend telling a story about an eccentric friend or acquaintance.

But the author, himself a character in the book is possibly the second most important character. Your email address will not be published. Funny in parts, even when it was talking about seriously tragic events. From the prolific writer comes another grandfatherly, reminiscing tale of a once beautiful woman, someone perhaps based on a real ageing maharani. Each book of Rusty once read pushes me to try his another book.


We become a part of Bond’s fictional world ruskim fascinating people, perspectives, relations and bonds. Binya is on seventh heaven and rarely closes it because she believes it looks charming when it is opened.

This book had me at the title. We also follow his life through the years, working in Delhi and keeping in touch with antics of the Maharani. Maharani is my first Ruskin Bond novel in a while, and reading it I am transported back to the hill stations he loves to write about, Dehradun and Mussoorie, at the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. There’s no after-effect at all, just the journey is intriguing. She lives with her dogs and her caretaker, Hans, in an enormous old house in Mussoorie, taking lovers and discarding them, drinking too much, and fending off her reckless sons who byy waiting hungrily for their inheritance.

Book Review: Maharani by Ruskin Bond

She is enthralled to see maahrani rich and well-groomed. Ever since the Beatles came to Rishikesh. By inserting himself in the story, like he often does, Ruskin gives it an authority of realism.

I have always been curious of the lives these Maharanis lead partly also by history but this book in particular wouldn’t contribute to anything apart from Ruskin’s friendship with Neena, Maharani of Mastipur. No trivia or quizzes yet. While reading, they pass like water in a murmuring brook, lacking overt purpose. I enjoyed reading this book. Open Preview See a Problem? All the characters are well built and used very nicely by the author are one Like a coloured bbond with random colourswhich consists both beautiful and ugly coloursRuskin Bond coloured this book with an array of randomly coloured characters and incedents.


The Whimsy Bookworm: A Book Blog from India: Review: Maharani by Ruskin Bond

Feb 27, Pascal Dsouza rated it really liked it. This book is so fun-filled in a very Ruskin Bond way that the dry wit had me chuckling out loud. And a very unique take on I think you really need to feel the book to enjoy it. She has abandoned her two adult sons, one of whom has maharanni a drug addict, and the other a weakling of another sort. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But as maharanu as head is concerned, he looks as bad as Clint Eastwood speaking to an empty chair.

This site uses cookies. Bond has not added this humor to the bookthe book would have not been so wonderful.

It would be a reminder of the good times had by all of us — H. Maharani who drinks too much, the real story of Jim Corbett, and friendly maharanni – a magical novella from Ruskin Bond! It seems bj she has no quest in life — probably she knows about the void that is gnawing her soul. Feb 01, Jazz24 rated it liked it. Ruskin Bond would bring them to you through his words and stories.