Plot Summary: Maharani who drinks too much, the real story of Jim Corbett, and friendly ghosts – a magical novella from Ruskin Bond!. Melancholic, wry and full of charm, Maharani is a delightful novella about love, death and friendship. About the Author: Ruskin Bond Ruskin. – Buy Maharani: Ruskin Bond book online at best prices in India on Read Maharani: Ruskin Bond book reviews & author details and more.

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I HAVE to give it full stars. This book is adorned with the black humor which definitely makes you laugh. Jan 14, Zed Leppelin rated it really liked maharsni.

Maharani by Ruskin Bond – Book review

Another wonderful narration interspersed with his signature humour and warmth. Ram Bharosa runs a smal…. As the story ambles along, maharan Maharani hosts many parties, inviting dental surgeons, faded princesses and others — characters who are not given much space or time in the novel.

This book is so fun-filled in a very Ruskin Bond way that the dry wit had me chuckling out loud. Her two sons are worthless and keep fights with her for money.

She is a flamboyant widow of Maharaja of Mastipur. In actual, the story has no direction at all, few incidents here and there and the book is over. The title and book cover is really eye-catching and it finally made me buy this book. Along with these more or less permanent characters in the narrative, there is also a mysterious nun who keeps entering and leaving the story and whose identity is worth discovering. And how her anti-climatic death is synonymous with so many of the so called royals and ruskib just them, but so many people who we put up on a pedestal and expect their demise to be just as interesting as their life that we have created in our minds.


Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent.

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ONE has to look harder and harder to discern the economic message and direction of the government. By inserting himself in the story, like he often does, Ruskin gives it an authority of realism. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

All the characters are well built and used very nicely by the author are one Like a coloured canvas with random colourswhich consists both beautiful and ugly coloursRuskin Bond coloured this book with an array of randomly coloured characters and incedents. The story starts with the adventures of Toto, a monkey.

Book Review: Maharani by Ruskin Bond

In the language of cricket, I feel like an mabarani bowler bowling without any line and length. There is nothing great or special about the story except that it tells how the royals or kings of post-independence sank to their own decadence. Every word is carefully chosen and is not out of place. The language is pretty simple and the narration is smooth making you finish this book in two sittings.

Feb 27, Pascal Dsouza rated it really liked it. The narrative is engrossing mqharani – a one line review for this one. Wednesday, 14 August Review: Lists with This Book.


You will get to know about the lifestyle of the Maharanis and Maharajas of s and 70s and aspects ruined their heritage. She lives with her rusiin and her caretaker, Hans, in an enormous oldhouse in Mussorie, taking lovers and discarding them, drinking too much,and fending off her reckless sons who are waiting hungrily for theirinheritance.

But soon he is called back. Since then he mahaani written several novellas, over short stories, as well as various essays and poems, all of which have establi Ruskin Bond is gy Indian author of British descent.

It was a simple story but the meanings, the messages they were very deep and close to heart. Large margins to make it thick volume but A Big disappointment with the contents!!

Maharani by Ruskin Bond. Aftermath, the mansion in the hills begin to disintegrate, robbers break in to loot the jewelry and all of sudden many people spurted to claim the inheritance of the Maharani. His writing is simple and romantic yet filled with dark comedy.

There are some things old men are not supposed to do. What are friends for, after all?

Plus the stories set in the beautiful mountains of India always makes me nostalgic, and Ruskin Bond seems to be an expert at it.