The Blue Umbrella PDF Download By Ruskin Bond

The Blue Umbrella PDF Download

Ruskin Bond is an Indian novelist of British lineage. He has been writing for more than 65 years. His life has been filled with misfortunes. When he was in school, his parents got divorced. Some years later, his father died of malaria while serving in the RAF during World War II. He never married; part of his family (cousins) resides in Europe, but he prefers life here, in India. He lives with his adoptive family. Yes, he adopted a family because he is a generous guy. He doesn’t want anybody else to suffer as he did, living a nomadic existence. He was raised at a boarding school. So, the works I have read till now include a reference to his time at the boarding school. 

About ‘The Blue Umbrella’

The novel THE BLUE UMBRELLA was written by Ruskin Bond in 1980. It is an Indian fiction book. It joined with other short tales by Ruskin Bond named Children’s Omnibus. Later it was converted into a film with the same name. The author has created hundreds of books, short tales, and poetry that are really wonderful. His works are primarily for youngsters. 

A little girl, Binya, lives in a hamlet named Garhwal with her mother and brother. She wears a leopard nail as a fortunate charm. When she finds a lovely silk blue umbrella, she instantly loves it and wants it to be hers. But then comes the difficulty everyone in the hamlet craves for that gorgeous blue umbrella, particularly the tiny tea shop owner, Ram Bharosa, who sells various sweets, Coca-Cola, etc. He is also widely regarded by the people. What occurs when the demand for materials goes to the worst occurrences is the remainder of the narrative.

Summary

The blue umbrella is a book of children’s genre. It is about a little girl, Binyadevi, and her family. Binya lives with her family in a rural village. She is a simple girl with genuine ambitions. The narrative features different emotions like materialistic love, envy, and benevolence.

Binya belongs to a very poor family, and they are barely living. She does not have anything valuable save one item, a bear claw necklace. It is priceless because it is a good luck charm; at least, this is what her mother believes. One day, while performing chores, Binya discovered a gorgeous blue umbrella. In no time, she felt a strange connection to that umbrella, but it belonged to an English lady. She began looking at the umbrella, and the English woman spotted her. The woman gazed at her and her bear claw jewellery. She wanted to have that bear claw jewellery the same way Binya wanted her blue umbrella.

When the woman requested, Binya exchanged her bear claw jewellery in exchange for the blue umbrella. When Binya received the umbrella, she was really thrilled. All the folks in the hamlet admired her lovely umbrella and were envious of her. They constantly pondered about how did Binya manage to buy such an expensive umbrella while she was highly impoverished. Binya did not care about others. She kept the umbrella and brought it where ever she went. She was in love with that beautiful object.

There was a shopkeeper called Ram Bharosa. Binya and her brother used to purchase toffees from him. He spotted Binya’s umbrella and wanted to possess it. He promised Binya complimentary toffees in return for the umbrella. But, Binya’s passion for the umbrella was so deep that she refused to accept the toffees. Ram Bharosa grew irritated and one day instructed his servant, who was a tiny kid, to bring the umbrella. The child intended to take the umbrella, and when he failed, he informed Binya’s brother that Ram Bharosa had assigned him the responsibility of taking the umbrella. Everyone in the community got to know about what Ram Bharosa has done to the small girl, Binya. The people felt bad for the girl and began purchasing products from another store instead of Ram Bharosa’s business. Isn’t it an irony that Ram 

Bharosa ruined everyone’s trust by telling the youngster to steal the umbrella?

After a few days, Binya’s blue umbrella faded, it had the scars of stitching, but nevertheless, it was the most beautiful umbrella in the entire hamlet. One day Ram Bharosa gave Binya a toffee again; this time, it was not for greed or to obtain anything in return. He was genuinely feeling awful for what he had done and wanted to become a better person. The same day Binya learned that she did not need an umbrella to be happy or to look lovely. She had it all -her family, villagers, and the beautiful outdoors to make her happy. She lost her love for the umbrella and handed it to Ram Bharosa when he gave her the toffee. Ram Bharosa had a grin on his face. He did become a less greedy guy. People began forgetting about what had transpired previously when Binya pardoned Ram Bharosa. They started purchasing goods from him again. His business began becoming packed again, but this time there was something different, Ram Bharosa acted unselfishly with his clients and always had a grin on his face.

We do not need an item to be joyful. 

Even the narrative is brief and bare, and it delivers important lessons about human decency and generosity. Binya is an example of innocence and kindness and stands out as a terrific role model for children and adults alike.

The Blue Umbrella presents stories of extraordinary heroics by ordinary people of Garhwal hills. It illustrates that a straightforward narrative conveyed in a severe tone may generate a tremendous emotional impact on the readers.

Effects of the book on children:

No need to worry. Little hearts won’t be terrified after reading this book since the spirits are friendly and are not hurting anybody. This book will help them comprehend that nothing can be binary. Like, the earth is neither pleasant nor terrible. There are repercussions for your karma. Everyone responds according to the circumstances, and everyone pays for what they have done before or after their death. It is all about the motivation behind your karma.

This book will keep youngsters interested. It will aid them in making reading a habit.

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