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9780143450351 60d19be0957062a6984fdf78 A Flight of Pigeons https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60d19be1957062a6984fdfbb/webp/51a-98-p7vl-_sx323_bo1-204-203-200_.jpg Set in Shahjahanpur during the revolt of 1857, A Flight of Pigeons is Ruskin Bond's classic novella about the twists of fate, history and the human heart. When Ruth Labadoor's father, a clerk in the British magistrate's office, is killed in an attack by sepoys, her family seeks refuge with their trusted companion, Lala Ramjimal. From here they eventually hope to escape to their relatives in Bareilly. But their plans go awry when Javed Khan, a fiery Pathan opposed to the British, abducts Ruth and her mother and takes them to his haveli. To their surprise, it is not hate that impels him in this time of war, but an almost crippling passion for Ruth. It will be months before the fall of Delhi to British troops brings them freedom-from fear, bafflement and despair, not only their own but also Javed Khan's. Based on true events, this new classic edition of A Flight of Pigeons is a haunting story, rich in detail and drama, told with simplicity and deep humanity. 9780143450351
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A Flight of Pigeons

ISBN: 9780143450351
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  • ISBN: 9780143450351
  • Author: Bond Ruskin
  • Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
  • Pages: 152
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

Set in Shahjahanpur during the revolt of 1857, A Flight of Pigeons is Ruskin Bond's classic novella about the twists of fate, history and the human heart. When Ruth Labadoor's father, a clerk in the British magistrate's office, is killed in an attack by sepoys, her family seeks refuge with their trusted companion, Lala Ramjimal. From here they eventually hope to escape to their relatives in Bareilly. But their plans go awry when Javed Khan, a fiery Pathan opposed to the British, abducts Ruth and her mother and takes them to his haveli. To their surprise, it is not hate that impels him in this time of war, but an almost crippling passion for Ruth. It will be months before the fall of Delhi to British troops brings them freedom-from fear, bafflement and despair, not only their own but also Javed Khan's. Based on true events, this new classic edition of A Flight of Pigeons is a haunting story, rich in detail and drama, told with simplicity and deep humanity.

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