Following his high school education he went to his aunt's home in the Channel Islands (U.K.) in 1951 for better prospects and stayed there for two years.Ruskin Bond, who is popularly known as a children's writer, was born in a Himalayan hill station called Kasauli on of such Anglo-Indian lineage.
Later, Ruskin's father joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 and Ruskin along with his mother and sister went to live at his maternal home at Dehradun.
Shortly after that he was sent to a boarding school in Mussourie.
The ghost story has always happened in our dreams and reminds us of forgotten experiences, imaginative and emotional" (10).
The ghost story in the dream is a sort of postcolonial analysis of the psyche deluded by the misjudged idea of the purity of the self.
What Bond means by "some shadow of truth" is actually a dynamic psychological interplay of different states of the mind.
Ruskin Bond (born ) is an Indian author of British descent.These conditions determined the history and identity of the Anglo-Indian community in the Himalayas.During the sixty years after India's Independence (1947), the community dwindled in population as new generations of the community went to live in English-speaking countries and the older generations passed away.Most of his novellas and short stories hide a fervent quest for identity, the concerns of which are historically and culturally inflected.The appeal of the Indian atmosphere, especially that of the cultural and ecological space of small towns, was so fervent that Bond felt the conditions of staying in England from 1951 to 1955 quite alienating.This brief sojourn, however, was fruitful in that the nostalgic memory of his Indian life triggered his first novella, a Bildungsroman, entitled The Room on the Roof.The title fetched its seventeen-year-old author the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize.He won several writing competitions in the school including the Irwin Divinity Prize and the Hailey Literature Prize.He wrote one of his first short stories, "Untouchable", at the age of sixteen in 1951.He lives with his adopted family in Landour, Mussoorie, India.The Indian Council for Child Education has recognised his role in the growth of children's literature in India.