The Room on the Roof

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The Room on the Roof
The Room on the Roof.JPG
1987 edition cover
Author Ruskin Bond
Original title the room on the roof
Country India
Language English
Genre real
Publisher Coward-McCann (original)[1]
Penguin Books (current)
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 160 pages (first edition)[1]
ISBN 0140107835
OCLC 1579534
Preceded by N/A
Followed by Vagrants in the Valley

The Room on the Roof is a novel written by Ruskin Bond. It was Bond's first literary venture. The novel revolves around Rusty, an orphaned sixteen-year old Anglo-Indian boy living in Dehradun. Due to his guardian, Mr. Harrison's strict ways, he runs away from his home to live with his Indian friends. Bond wrote the novel when he was seventeen[2] and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b The Room on the Roof - Google Books. Google. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Room on the Roof -". Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "THE ROOM ON THE ROOF by Ruskin Bond". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 September 2013.