Author: Khushwant SinghPublisher: Vision/Orient paperbacksYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 143ISBN/UPC (if available): 812220239x
This fifth joke book, edited by the master spinner of jokes, appears in as many years after the previous four have gone into dozens of reprint. The biggest joke is that in a country known to have no sense of humor, joke books have become national bestsellers . . The legacies of Birbal, Tenali Raman and Gopal Bhore have not been lost. The only conclusion one can draw is that while most Indians are as yet unable to laugh at themselves or their community, they guffaw with laughter at jokes made at others' expense and other communities. Another highlight of this book is the inclusion of witty poetry which adds a new dimension to the humor of our country. This collection, author feels, may be more enjoyable than the previous four.