In Khushwantnama, the year-old reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as. “In Khushwantnama, the 98 yearold reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as diverse as old age. Gursharan Kaur receiving a copy of “Khushwantnama The Lessons of My Life” from Khushwant Singh at his residence in New Delhi.

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Aug 15, Jigyasa Malhotra rated it it was amazing. He lives in New Delhi. Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Being a prolific writer, one is amazed at what Khushwant has to say about the writing business where khuahwantnama humorously likens it to the profession of whoring!

Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life

Return to Book Page. After all have you ever come across a writer with the balls to tell Uma Bharti of BJP through a press article that her anger is a direct outcome thd her sexual frustration. You have to have the ability to work hard and the stamina for a long haul. Yet he doesn’t care, he is one of those badass writers who writes to purge leesons heart out on paper,not withstanding it’s popular or unpopular stance.

Really hope he still has that one final novel left in him he was talking about Okay Khushwant ji, we love you and all, we do realize you’re turning 99 this year, but that does not mean you feed us the same articles over and over again. You are commenting using your WordPress. Must read for Indian people. An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry.


Home This editionEnglish, Book edition: Outstanding If I can give ten stars to the book,it will be less, such a lively,lovely book The great sardarji, even in his late 90s, does not lose his candour and precision and persuasively puts across his views on things both banal and special.

Dec 10, Avinash Pandey rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Khushwant Singh is brilliant.

Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life by Khushwant Singh

Mar 07, Abhijit rated it really liked it. Apr 04, Partha Karmakar rated lifd it was ok. But some chapters are good like the one on journalism and the advice given by him ‘What it takes to be a writer’ is invaluable for aspiring writers. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

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Published New Delhi Penguin Viking, Overall, the book is not as expected and advertised but readable,especially for Khushwant fans. Book has many different topics from politics to pleasure. Khushwant Singh, Summary “In Khushwantnama, the 98 yearold reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him. Among other honours, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in by the president of India he returned the decoration in in protest against the Union government’s siege of the Golden Temple, Amritsar.

He has a view on everything right from food habits to journalism. He goes into detail chapter wise to rationale his thoughts about a particular subject, which you may or may not agree with.

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This time the crown glory goes to his anecdotes. No eBook available Amazon. Subjects Khushwant Singh, Dec lhushwantnama, Smaug rated it it was amazing. The chapter on dealing with death is most lucid as Khushwant talks about death in a way that is logical and coherent.


Some essays made an interesting read, some felt like the ramblings of an old man – overall, good and light read. Books by Khushwant Singh. The maestro talks about importance of importance of staying fit, getting a massage, balanced diet, having a healthy bank balance, avoiding over eating, not lying, loosing temper, to give generously, not praying and adopting a hobby instead strange and to avoid constipation at all costs!

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Other Form Print version Khushwant Singh, The outline specifically narrates happenings in his entire life, then goes to monologues to politics, life, arts and the like — general topics. A sprightly book written by 98 year old manno fear of death still giving advices to his readers how to live a real life.

Naipul, Khkshwantnama Roy, M. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Apr 02, Soumya Gudiyella rated it liked it.

A typical Khushwant Singh trademarked book: Khushwant Singh in my opinion had been a very refined, non-conformist person with buoyant spirits. I have always loved Khushwant Singh’s writing and this was no less. It contains the distilled wisdom of Singh, spanning topics as khushwantnamaa as religion, writing, khushwaantnama, drinking, poetry, death and mourning. Overall, this is a decent self-help book where one can think of what they can live happily.

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