Ruskin Bond was born in 1934 in Dehradun, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to British parents.
Ruskin’s parents got divorced when he was four years old. After a few years of the divorce, his father put him in a boarding school in Shimla for he couldn’t keep the little boy with him.
Ruskin was only eleven when his father died of the plague in the second world war in Calcutta.
After his father’s death, Ruskin continued studying in the same school in Shimla and lived intermittently in Dehradun with his grandmother and mother. When he was seventeen, upon his mother’s insistence, Ruskin went to London to get a job there and work.
But neither did Ruskin like London nor did he enjoy his job.
Ruskin wanted to become a writer since he was a little boy.