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The Collected Short Stories of Khushwant Singh
by Khushwant Singh      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 195 - Hardcover - 219 Pages (Year: 1999/2003)
Ravi Dayal ~ ISBN: 0863110630


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This book is most likely the most interesting and complete collection of Khushwant Singh's writing in this genre. Mr. Kanjoos and The great miracle, A love affair in London, Posthumous, When Sikh meets Sikh, the red tie, and others are some of the stories that will capture your imagination



 Table of Contents

On the Short Story 1 Posthumous 2 Karma 3 The Mark of Vishnu 4 The Butterfly 5 The Interview 6 The Portrait of A Lady 7 The Voice of God 8 A Punjab Pastorale 9 Kusum 10 The Riot 11 The Rape 12 The Memsahib of Mandla 13 The Great Difference 14 When Sikh Meets Sikh 15 Death Comes to Daulat Ram 16 The Insurance Agent 17 The Fawn 18 Man, How the Government of India Run! 19 The Man With a Clear Conscience 20 Black Jasmine 21 The Bottom-Pincher 22 A Bride for the Sahib 23 Maiden Voyage of the Jal Hindia 24 India is a Strange Country 25 Mr Kanjoos and the Great Miracle 26 Mr Singh and the Colour Bar 27 The Morning After the Night Before 28 A Love Affair in London 29 Rats and Cats in the House of Culture 30 The Red Tie 31 My Own My Native Land 32 The Convert

 


 About the Author

Khushwant Singh was born in 1915 in Hadali, Punjab. He was educated at Government College, Lahore, and at King's College and the Inner Temple in London. He practiced at the Lahore High Court for several years before joining the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in 19477. He was sent on diplomatic postings to Canada and London and later went to Paris with UNESCO>

He began a distinguished career as a journalist with All India Radio in 1951. Since then he has been founder-editor of Yojna, editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, editor of the National Herald, and the editor of The Hindustan Times. Today he is India's best known columnist and journalist.

Khushwant Singh has also had an extremely successful career as a writer. Among the works published are classic two-volume history of the Sikhs, several novels - including Train to Pakistan, which won the Grove Press Award for the best work of fiction in 1954, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi - and a number of translated works and non-fiction books on Delhi, nature, and current affairs. His latest novel, The Company of Women, has since been released.

Khushwant Singh was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. Among other honors he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 by the President of India. He returned this decoration in 1984 in protest against the Union Government's siege of the Golden Temple, Amritsar.


 

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