Author: Rahul SinghPublisher: Roli BooksYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 144ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174363157
In the Name of the Father is Rahul Singh's biography of the Sex, Scotch and Scholarship icon of India-his father, Khushwant Singh. From school through college, the not a nice man to know distinguished himself more as a prankster and a tennis pro than as a student. A turbulent courtship with the beautiful Kaval Malik culminated in marriage. The Lahore High Court plagued with touts was traded for diplomatic postings in England and Canada. A stint at the UNESCO in Paris followed. Much t the disappointment of his father, Sir Sobha Singh, he cut short a diplomatic career for an assignment with All India Radio.An outstanding journalist and columnist, Khushwant Singh has earned respect and malice in equal measure. An accomplished historian and novelist, he returned the Padma Bhushan in Protest against Operation Blue Star. He was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986.In the Name of the Father is also a tribute to a father who helped out with love, and an occasional bottle of rum.
ON A PERSONAL NOTEFrom Hadali to DelhiSchool and CollegeWestward Bound and an EngagemntLife in LahoreA Stint in the Foreign ServiceA Literary and Cultural JourneyThe Historian and the EditorThe Emergency and a FiringReturn to DelhiTryst with PoliticsMy MotherKhushwant Singh- II Santo GrandeThrough the Eyes of Others