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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The Lessons of My Life. You have to have the ability to work hard and the stamina for a long haul. Check copyright status Cite this Title Khushwantnama: He calls himself a Gandhian, which made me laugh.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. The maestro has now retired from writing, rightly so, what else can one expect form a man of his age 99? 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 khushwatnnama of her sexual frustration.
I have always loved Khushwant Singh’s writing and this was no less. Being a prolific writer, one is amazed at what Khushwant has to say about the writing business where he humorously likens it to the profession of whoring! The epitaph killed me!
Since that one book Truth, love and a little malice I have bought and read about ten of his books, with Delhi topping the list. I hope I will be in a position to look at them neutrally and reserve my judgements over them. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as diverse as old age and the fear of death; on the joy of sex, khhshwantnama pleasures of poetry and the importance of laughter; on how to cope with retirement and live a long, happy and healthy life.
So I refrain from proffering any rating. His last book khushwantnama was more of like a compilation of things he regarded shiny in his long spanned life. Every time you read, its taste different and fresh Imagine what a young writer is to find in this new and strange world. He named the book as Khushwantnama. Comments and reviews What are comments? A wonderfully easy read reflections on life and society of a 98 year old. In Khushwantnama, the year-old reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him.
No eBook available Amazon. Singh’s books, I found the book very predictable and mundane. His unrestrained temperament is best captured in his own epitaph, which he wrote a few years before his death. Books by Khushwant Singh. Other Form Print version Khushwant Singh, Published New Delhi Penguin Viking, You will be missed, Sardarji.
Special mention to ‘Thinking Aloud’ section. These are Khushwant Singh’s thoughts on different aspects of his life, ranging from his favorite poetry to state of the nation. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
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This time the crown glory goes to his anecdotes. No trivia or quizzes yet. He calls himself a Gandhian, which made me Khustwant Singh, the year young man, writes about the lessons that life has taught him in this book. To ask other readers questions about Khushwantnamaplease ym up.
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Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life
When you wish to know the secret behind a nonagerian who has amused khushwantnsma fans with his pen and remonstrated his critics with his wry humour and wit, you should rely on no other than our vintage sardar, Khushwant Singh.
It’s refreshing to have such differing opinions presented to you Khushwant Singh is brilliant. Khushwantnama Khushwant Singh No preview available – Some of the rules I intend to follow. Other links Image at https: The compilation of lessons or principles he followed which gave him utmost contentment is the highlight of this book.
According to him, death is the end of everything, there is no hereafter or reincarnation as the proof of liff does not exist.
Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life by Khushwant Singh
I will say, having never read his autobiography, that this was not the most important book written by him that one must read or possess but yes, it’s good to have a copy and rummage through ny once in five years or so to remember the energy nonagenarian people have in them.
What the reader finds most impressive is the fact that Khushwant Singh, despite his fai A book exuding wit, astuteness and insights. For me it was like looking down from the top of the mountain you’ve meticulously climbed over the years. The chapter on dealing with death is most lucid as Khushwant talks about death in a way that is logical and coherent. Khushwant Singh, Summary “In Khushwantnama, the 98 yearold reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him.
He had the right blend of tact and ideologies for the upbringing of a stronger and better india and had been unabashed in criticizing the corruptible lot. You also may lessohs to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.
Readers looking for literary genius and heavy intellectual stimulation combined with literary pomp, please stay away from the book.