** DR. PRACHI DIXIT
MATESHWARI SUGANI DEVI GIRLS’ COLLEGE
Death is inevitable and the most frightening fear of all the fears of an, this powerful emotion gives birth to a host of diverse superstitions; one of them is life after death. Almost all the religions adopted the doctrines of survival after death. Many works of literature present various views on life after death or existence of supernatural elements. J.G Frazer’s The Golden Bough is full of wealth of colorful myths and enigma of the life beyond. Ruskin Bond the brightest star of children literature and nature lover decorates his treasure of literature with delicate themes like nature, love, Indian ness or children. Unlike his contemporaries he believes the main function of literature is to relieve or refresh the souls of readers in the world full of cruelty and harshness. This Indian author of British descent achieved the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014.