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99 : Unforgettable Fiction, Non - Fiction, Poetry & Humour (English) (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9789383064755    Publisher: Aleph Book Company Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 480        Language: English
99: Unforgettable Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry & Humour is a tribute to one of the most eminent and distinguished Indian novelists, Khushwant Singh, to mark his 99th birthday. The book is a compilation...Read more
99: Unforgettable Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry & Humour is a tribute to one of the most eminent and distinguished Indian novelists, Khushwant Singh, to mark his 99th birthday. The book is a compilation of the life work of Khushwant Singh and includes essays, stories and poems, each symbolising a year of his life. The works are selected for their quality and they also stand for the adaptability of the author as they cover a diverse range of topics regarding life and society. The book is partitioned into 15 segments and each section contains different pieces of work by the author. Family Matters contains excerpts from his autobiography and from personal descriptions of and by him. The author writes elegantly about his motherland, India, in My Beloved Country. The Sikhs contains narrations from his work A History of Sikhs and Ranjit Singh, which is about the formation and evolution of Sikhism and underlines the contribution of Sikhs to the formation of India. The Uses and Abuses of Religion section contains a set of articles written by the author which pinpoint the deep rooting of religion in the society and its flaws. Passage to Pakistan showcases how people were victimised and killed during the partition of India and it contains the article The Hanging of Bhutto. All About Sex incorporates the liberal, unorthodox views on sex and women, exposing an unanticipated face of Khushwant Singh. His humorous writings are contained in a section titled A Merry Heart. Enthusiasms, Rants and Soliloquies contains Singh's poems on diverse affairs. A Wise and An Honest Man contains his understanding of life and the joy and fears that it withholds. The Novels section contains the writing that he has done for his novels. 99: Unforgettable Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry & Humour was published by Aleph Book Company in its first edition in 2014. It is available in hardcover. Key Features: This book contains rare photographs of Khushwant Singh.
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About the author: Born in Punjabs Hadali village (now in Pakistan) in 1915, Khushwant Singh was among Indias best-known and most widely read authors and journalists. He was founder-editor of Yojana and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He published six novels Tra... View More Born in Punjabs Hadali village (now in Pakistan) in 1915, Khushwant Singh was among Indias best-known and most widely read authors and journalists. He was founder-editor of Yojana and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He published six novels Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi, The Company of Women, Burial at Sea and The Sunset Club as well as several books of short stories which were published together as The Portrait of a Lady. His other books are the two-volume A History of the Sikhs, an autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, a biography, Ranjit Singh - Maharaja of Punjab and a book of non-fiction, The Return of Indira Gandhi. In addition, he published translations of Hindi and Urdu novels, short stories and poetry, notably Umrao Jan Adaby Mirza Hadi Ruswa, Rajinder Singh Bedis I Take This Woman and Iqbals Shikwaand Jawab-e-Shikwa. Enterprising publishers also put out dozens of anthologies of his journalism, columns and jokes - at one time there were nearly one hundred of these in print. Khushwant Singh was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974, he returned the award in 1984 to protest the siege of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army. In 2007, he was awarded Indias second highest civilian Honor, the Padma Vibhushan.
Khushwant Singh was a well-known Indian novelist, barrister and a columnist. He served as the editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, The Hindustan... Read more
Khushwant Singh was a well-known Indian novelist, barrister and a columnist. He served as the editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, The Hindustan Times and National Herald and was the founder-cum-editor of Yojana. He also served as a Rajya Sabha member and was also a recipient of the India's most prestigious Padma Vibhushan award. His famous works include Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale, Delhi, A History of Sikhs, The Portrait of A Lady and many more. Khushwant Singh also translated great works in the Hindi and Urdu languages, including Umrao Jan Ada by Mirza Hadi Ruswa and Rajinder Singh Bedi's I Take This Woman.
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