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RUSKIN BOND

THE BLUE UMBRELLA

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RUSKIN BOND

● Born on 19 may 1934, is an Indian author of British descent.
● Is considered an icon among Indian writers and children's

authors and a top novelist.
● Received Sahitya Akademi award in 1992.
● Awarded Padmashree in 1999 for contribution to children's

literature.
● His first novel, "The room on the roof", was written when he

was seventeen and published when he was twenty one.
● Most of his writings are influenced from the social life in the

hill stations at the foot hills of Himalayas, where he spent his
childhood.

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AUTHOR RUSKIN BOND

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THE BLUE UMBRELLA BY RUSKIN BOND

1. My favourite character in the book is BINYA, because of
her kind heartedness and forgiving attitude as she willingly
gave her most treasured possession, the blue umbrella to
Ram Bharosa who longed for it since he saw the pretty
thing with Binya, despite the fact that he even tried to steal it
from her.

2. Summary of the book: As soon as Binya saw the beautiful
blue silk umbrella she wanted to own it for which she
willingly gave her lucky leopard's claw pendant in exchange.
No one in the village had such a pretty umbrella and Binya
took the umbrella with her everywhere. Gradually it faded to
pale blue and was patched in several places but there were
still many who envied Binya's treasured possession.

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THE BLUE UMBRELLA BY RUSKIN BOND

And the most envious of them all was old Ram Bharosa the
shopkeeper who even tried to have it stolen but when the
villagers came to know about his misdeed they turned against
him. His life became miserable because of lonliness and the
ruinous condition of his shop. But little Binya couldn't help
feeling that she was in some way reponsible for the misery of
Ram Bharosa. She willigly gave the umbrella to Ram Bharosa
and brought happiness in his life.

3. I liked the end of the story the most when Binya gifted the
blue umbrella to Ram Bharosa and brought back the smile on
his face and happiness in his life.And to show his gratitude
Ram Bharosa gifted her a silver pendant with a bear's claw and
a silver chain.

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