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 the beginning of the story […]

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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 connection. When the narrator was […]

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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 connection. The narrator and the […]

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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 realises that Bond may be […]

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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 which he encountered a woman […]

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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 loss. The trees outside the […]

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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. The narrator feels sympathy towards […]

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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 of love. The narrator and […]

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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 theme of loss. The young […]

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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 theme of appearance. At first […]

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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 tradition. Mehmood once made his […]

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The Window by Ruskin Bond

In The Window by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of friendship, connection, change, escape and isolation. Taken from his Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed male narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of connection. Both Koki and the narrator strike […]

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The Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond

In The Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of struggle, resilience, dedication, conflict, growth, responsibility and pride. 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 struggle. The seed that Rakesh […]

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Susanna’s Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond

In Susanna’s Seven Husbands by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of happiness, tradition, love, loneliness, insecurity and jealousy. 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 happiness. Susanna despite being married seven […]

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A Face in the Dark by Ruskin Bond

In A Face in the Dark by Ruskin Bond we have theme theme of fear, perception, control and connection. 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 fear. Though Mr Oliver is not […]

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Here Comes Mr Oliver by Ruskin Bond

In Here Comes Mr Oliver by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of loss, letting go, kindness, loyalty and gratitude. Taken from his Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young boy called Bond (assumed to be the author) and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the […]

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The Night Train at Deoli by Ruskin Bond

In The Night Train at Deoli by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of innocence, memories, connection, love, letting go, desire, acceptance and fear. 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 letting […]

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The Eyes Have It by Ruskin Bond

In The Eyes Have It by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of kindness, determination, independence, desire, perception, memory and confidence. Taken from his Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young unnamed blind man and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of kindness. Throughout […]

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The Boy Who Broke the Bank by Ruskin Bond

In The Boy Who Broke the Bank by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of discontent, gossip, appearance, reliance, control, anxiety, panic and trust. 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 […]

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The Tiger in the Tunnel by Ruskin Bond

In The Tiger in the Tunnel by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of tradition, strength, responsibility, determination, acceptance and pride. 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 tradition. After Baldeo has […]

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The Thief by Ruskin Bond

In The Thief by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of aspirations, connection, trust, betrayal, friendship, guilt, change, kindness and honesty. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young boy called Deepak and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of aspirations. Deepak […]

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How Far Is the River by Ruskin Bond

In How Far Is the River by Ruskin Bond we have the theme of determination, aspirations, struggle, drive, freedom, independence and doubt. Taken from his Collected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young unnamed boy and after reading the story the reader realises that Bond may be exploring the theme of determination. The […]

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