October 21, 2020
Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh

Not a nice man to know, with malice towards one and all.

  • India Is A Strange Country
    India Is A Strange Country

    This story could also be entitled 'From Babar to Kenneth Tyson' because its theme is the reaction to India of...

  • The Princess Of 
Kahin Nahin
    The Princess Of Kahin Nahin

    Social climber, name-dropper and malicious gossip par excellence, she is Not a Nice Woman to Know, but she's...

  • The Rush Of Amore, The Dying Of The Light
    The Rush Of Amore, The Dying Of The Light

    Florence and Fatehpur Sikri, the Mughals and the Medicis, wisdom and bawdiness—the sound and fury of...

  • Ghost Burial That Wasn't to Be
    Ghost Burial That Wasn't to Be

    A must-read memoir it sure is. But if you are looking for answers, there are none.

  • 'F*** All Editors'
    'F*** All Editors'

    The hard truth about Indian journalism: proprietors matter, editors don't

  • Brevity, A One-Eyed Duchess
    Brevity, A One-Eyed Duchess

    Unforgivable omissions, insipid choices of prose and poetry and a novel theory on the origins of Urdu—these...

  • If Truth Be Told...
    If Truth Be Told...

    Another addition to Gandhiana. But, notably, it clears misconceptions and brings out the real Mahatma from...

  • My Kinda Outlook
    My Kinda Outlook

    Stays the way it is...but bashes superstitions, has shorter pieces, more on Nature

  • On The Khushwant Bookshelf
    On The Khushwant Bookshelf

    So agree or disagree with Khushwant Singh's list of 12 significant books that he rates as the best in the...

  • Queen's Ransom
    Queen's Ransom

    Desani stirred the first Indian literary storm abroad, later Rushdie smashed a few literary barriers. After...

  • Pyre In The Graveyard
    Pyre In The Graveyard

    A dargah at Haripir turns eloquent motif to document a moving account of a Sufi sect's communal re-turn

  • Well, I Nether!
    Well, I Nether!

    Thoughts of a dignified, noble farewell quashed by an endoscopic bathos

  • The Charkha Spun Its Own History
    The Charkha Spun Its Own History

    So, you thought you knew all about Gandhi. His grandson tells us there was more to the man.

  • In The Court Of Bahadur Shah
    In The Court Of Bahadur Shah

    This is how history should be written, breathing life back into characters long dead and gone

  • The Sea, The Surf
    The Sea, The Surf

    My A-List: What stood out from a blur of stories

  • Much Tut, Tut And A Holding Forth
    Much Tut, Tut And A Holding Forth

    His social conscience veered towards formula and came peppered with desi gaalis in all their pungency

  • Of A Boss And Her Able Aide
    Of A Boss And Her Able Aide

    A tale of two Gujarati women who made it their mission to rescue women abducted during Partition

  • Will You Step
Into My Arbour?
    Will You Step Into My Arbour?

    Excellent tracing of Delhi's Grand Trunk Route. A must in every educated house, school, college and library.

  • Once Upon A Time In Telinipara
    Once Upon A Time In Telinipara

    History meets memoir in fictional form to produce an engaging primer for our times

  • Hamari Amrita
    Hamari Amrita

    A life cut tragically short, but with more colour perhaps than one may find in her work

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