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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