Tusker Tales

Tusker Tales

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Book Specification

Item Code: IHL463
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9788129116369
Pages: 110
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch

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World’s one of the most amazing and largest mammal to live on land Elephants, are known to have a very close bond to the most able species of the world-the Human Beings. A trunk in front, a tail behind and a daunting size, an elephant is an immediate attraction to children of all ages.

Tusker Tales, is an amalgamation of stories that revolves around this beautiful bond between the most intelligent and one of the most majestic species on this face on earth. The mammal being loved by humans of all age group, the various stories in the book carefully sketches out words from the Elephant’s silence. It also talks about how our young ones share a special bond with one of the largest domesticated animal.

In this new Rupa anthology, Ruskin Bond has brought together some very interesting and moving adventure stories of the elephant written by master storytellers like Rudyard Kipling, Jan Kinnsale, K. M. Eady, W.G. Adam, Reginald Campbell and Peggy Albrecht. Sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous the anthologies capture every mood and sentiments. The collection also includes a true life incident and a very touching story - “The Elephant and the Cassowary” - written by Ruskin Bond himself.

Ruskin Bond, well-known as one of India’s best-loved and most prolific writers, has been writing novels, poetry, essays and short stories for almost half a century now. Apart from this, over the years he has expertly compiled and edited a number of anthologies, For his outstanding literary contribution, he was awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957, the Sahitya Akademi award in 1992 (for English writing in India) and the Padma Shri in 1999.

Blowing My Own Trumpet. - Surendra Mohanty 1
Holi, the Elephant. - Brijendra Singh 6
Toomai of the Elephants. - Rudyard Kipling 11
In the Jaws of a Lion. A True Incident 34
The Elephant and the Cassowary. - Ruskin Bond 37
The Vengeance of Kurnail Jarn. - Jan Kinnsale 40
A Short Story about an Elephant 50
Down Elephant Street - K.M. Eady 54
A Superannuated Elephant - W.G. Adam 63
The Pale One. - John Eyton 69
Kafa, the Furious One. Peggy Albrecht 82
Poo Lorn the Terrible - Reginald Campbell 89

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