Rakesh plants a cherry seedling in his garden and watches it grow. As seasons go by, the small tree survives heavy monsoon showers, a hungry goat that eats. Read "The Cherry Tree" by Ruskin Bond available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Rakesh plants a cherry seedling in his. Rakesh plants a cherry seedling in his garden and watches it grow. As seasons The Cherry Tree. by Ruskin Bond. ebook This beautifully illustrated edition brings alive the magical charm of one of Ruskin Bond's most unforgettable tales.
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The Fruits Finally, the next summer brings the first fruits. But when Rakesh eats them, they were sour instead of sweet. Grandfather consoles Rakesh and tells him that the cherries would develop into tastier fruit the following year. One evening Rakesh asks his grandfather about the thing that made the tree. His grandfather replied that the efforts they put in to nurture the plant made it special. Rakesh admires the bark and leaves of his cherry tree, his own creation.
Rakesh was so mesmerized by it that he considers it to be a manifestation of God. He imagines that it was what God must feel about his creations.
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Analysis The Cherry tree is a symbol of survival and it escapes almost eaten by a goat and being cut with the grass. Just as human beings struggle in life so too does the cherry tree. But the cherry tree shows resilience and the ability to withstand adversities. The bond between Rakesh and the tree is of care and nurture, just like a family who is caring for each other. He never abandons his tree even when the conditions become tough which highlights the dedication it takes to develop strong and binding relationships of affection and compassion.
Rakesh is a guardian to the cherry tree. He fulfils his responsibility and in the end, is rewarded for his efforts.
The cherry seed matures into a fruit-bearing tree just like children grow into adulthood and look after their parents in old age. In the s, Penguin setup in India and approached him for writing a few books.
These two novels were published in one volume by Penguin India in Since then he has written over five hundred short stories, essays and novels, including The Blue Umbrella , Funny Side Up, A Flight of Pigeons and more than 50 books for children.
He has also published two volumes of autobiography.
Scenes from a Writer's Life describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-India; The Lamp is Lit is a collection of essays and episodes from his journal. Since he has lived as a freelance writer in Mussoorie, a town in the Himalayan foothills in Uttarakhand and lives with his adoptive family in Landour , Mussoorie's Ivy Cottage, which has been his house since I started at the age of 17 or 18 and I am still writing. If I were not a professional writer who was getting published I would still write.
His first novel, The Room On the Roof, was written when he was 17 and published when he was It was partly based on his experiences at Dehradun, in his small rented room on the roof, and his friends. His earlier works were written without being meant for any particular readership.
Scenes from a Writer's Life focuses on Bond's trip to England, his struggle to find a publisher for his first book The Room on the Roof and his yearning to come back to India, particularly to Doon. By the end of the monsoon, he is back with his grandfather.
He has grown up and so has his cherry tree. It has come up to his chest. Rakesh is getting more attached to his tree now and waters it every day.
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Next, he sees a hairy caterpillar feeding on the leaves of the tree. Rakesh hauls it and places it on some dry leaves to protect the cherry leaves.
When winter arrives, the plant bulges under the weight of the falling snow. It snows so much that the road from the valley gets covered with snow for several days. Grandfather grows frustrated because he could not get his newspapers as the roads are blocked.
Consequently, his stories also have sad endings now. The Flowers Rakesh turns nine in February and the cherry tree turns four years.
It almost reaches up to his head now. One day, his grandfather sees some pink flowers on the cherry tree. For Rakesh, it is nothing short of a miracle. The next spring there are more flowers. Birds and bees start drinking its nectar and the tree grows taller than him.Grandfather advises Rakesh to take care of the plant now and water it Rakesh also circles the plant with some pebbles for protection. He fulfils his responsibility and in the end, is rewarded for his efforts.
Another theme of the story is the ability to start something new and help it to reach its potential.
Soon, Rakesh turns 10 and the cherry tree turns 5. In the s, Penguin setup in India and approached him for writing a few books.
It was partly based on his experiences at Dehradun, in his small rented room on the roof, and his friends. He did his schooling from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla, from where he graduated in after winning several writing competitions in the school including the Irwin Divinity Prize and the Hailey Literature Prize.
The cherry seed matures into a fruit-bearing tree just like children grow into adulthood and look after their parents in old age. Later, he tried out non-fiction , romance  and books for children. Rakesh shows his grandfather the cherry twig.