The Fight by Ruskin Bond

In The Fight by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of conflict, friendship, pride, connection and respect. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realizes that Bond may be exploring the theme of conflict. Ranji ends […]

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Going Home by Ruskin Bond

In Going Home by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of struggle, innocence, control, conflict, kindness, trust and happiness. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the reader realizes after reading the story that Bond may be exploring the theme of struggle. Daya Ram struggles throughout the story despite at times enjoying himself. The card […]

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The Most Potent Medicine of All by Ruskin Bond

In The Most Potent Medicine of All by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of dedication, sacrifice, trust, compassion, desperation and love. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the […]

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The Story of Madhu by Ruskin Bond

In The Story of Madhu by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of friendship, connection, innocence, loss, loneliness and acceptance. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of […]

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The Tunnel by Ruskin Bond

In The Tunnel by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of curiosity, friendship, dedication, innocence, care and respect. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of […]

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Masterji by Ruskin Bond

In Masterji by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of respect, compassion, corruption, fraud, kindness and acceptance. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of respect. There is […]

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My First Love by Ruskin Bond

In My First Love by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of love, beauty, connection, freedom, letting go and innocence. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story itself is a memory piece which is narrated in the first person by an unnamed man. What is also interesting about the story is the fact […]

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A Rupee Goes a Long Way by Ruskin Bond

In A Rupee Goes a Long Way by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of hope, ingenuity, contentment and impatience. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Bond may be exploring the theme of impatience. Ranji is impatient about spending his rupee. He draws himself […]

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A Guardian Angel by Ruskin Bond

In A Guardian Angel by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of connection, love, freedom, memories, separation and acceptance. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is a memory piece and is narrated by a man known only as Ladla. What is also clear to the reader is that Mariam has a close […]

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A Job Well Done by Ruskin Bond

In A Job Well Done by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of connection, conflict, fear, control, freedom and revenge. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a man who is looking back at a period in his life when he was eight years old. From […]

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All Creatures Great and Small by Ruskin Bond

In All Creatures Great and Small by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of connection, affection, friendship, anger, power and preservation. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed man and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring theme of […]

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The Coral Tree by Ruskin Bond

In The Coral Tree by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of connection, innocence, sadness, conflict, aspirations, isolation and loneliness. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed male and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of […]

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The Photograph by Ruskin Bond

In The Photograph by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of memories, identity, change, equality, acceptance, independence and freedom. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a man looking back on an incident when he was ten years old and after reading the story the reader […]

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The Woman on Platform No. 8 by Ruskin Bond

In The Woman on Platform No. 8 by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of identity, kindness, freedom, independence, loss, trust and connection. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a man called Arun who is recalling an incident when he was twelve years old. In […]

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Death of the Trees by Ruskin Bond

In Death of the Trees by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of loss, progress, powerlessness, change, conflict and acceptance. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of […]

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Most Beautiful by Ruskin Bond

In Most Beautiful by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of sympathy, insecurity, friendship, jealousy, connection, trust and gratitude. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed man and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of sympathy. […]

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A Tiger in the House by Ruskin Bond

In A Tiger in the House by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of compassion, connection, struggle, love, freedom and control. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme […]

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The Funeral by Ruskin Bond

In The Funeral by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of loss, mortality, uncertainty, change, loneliness, connection, determination and hope. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the […]

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What’s Your Dream by Ruskin Bond

In What’s Your Dream? by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of appearance, freedom, aspirations, connection, respect and greed. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young unnamed boy and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the […]

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The Kitemaker by Ruskin Bond

In The Kitemaker by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of tradition, mortality, loneliness, happiness, independence, kindness, pride and change. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of […]

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