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Sex, Scotch & Scholarship
Sex, Scotch & Scholarship

Sex, Scotch & Scholarship

by Khushwant Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

HarperCollins

ISBN

9788172236601 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 269

Binding

Paperback

Khushwant Singh
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Author: Khushwant Singh
Editor(s): Rohini Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 269
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172236601

Description

In this anthology, which comprises some of Khushwant Singh's best writings, you can look forward to some talk of sex, a little of Scotch and much scholarship. The collection attempts to mirror the author's concerns and passions - his love of nature, his anguish over the situation in Punjab, his interest in religions of the world and his scholarly research on the one into which he was born, Sikhism.

You will find here a beautifully written piece on Guru Nanak, as well as translations of some of his hymns, a lyrical chapter on nature, as well as an analytical and perceptive article on Khalistan, a concept to which Khushwant has always been vehemently opposed. The author's years as a member of Parliament are amusingly documented in his characteristically fearless style. Pen-portraits of a number of people- some famous, others totally unknown - bear the same stamp. And then there is khushwant Singh, the globe-trotter, uninhibited, often unashamedly lecherous, always at his humorous best.

The highlight of this book, however, is the expensive, autobiographical opening piece written in Khushwant's characteristically candid style and perhaps the most complete self-portrait he has yet painted. To complete the picture, the anthology includes two brilliant short stories.

Quite simply, quintessential Khushwant.

Contents

Introduction

LOOKING BACK
On Myself

FACTS OF LIFE
Sex in Indian Life
Humor in Indian Life
Poverty in Indian Life

ON PEOPLE, WITH 'MALICE'
Giani Zail Singh
M Hidayatullah
Balwant Gargi
The Man Who Has Seen God
K L Gauba

POLITICS
My years in Parliament
Khalistan

A TRAVELLER'S DIARY
Australia: Lone Land of Magnificent Distances
Pakistan: Sweet and Sour
Southern Safari
Calcutta

NATURE
The Month of May

FICTION
Karma
The Riot

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