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Khushwant Singh
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Khushwant Singh

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

Articles by Khushwant Singh

Home Fire

Home Fire

Apr 09, 2012 Khushwant Singh

That rare thing—a memoir that reads like a novel.

Me And My Couch

Me And My Couch

Apr 25, 2011 Khushwant Singh

The versatile Sudhir Kakar’s autobiography is without conceit, and dissects the self with professionalism

Love Children

Love Children

Feb 14, 2011 Khushwant Singh

In this etymological treasury of words, I found the chapter ‘How Nations Insult Each Other’ the most...

The Indus In Spate: A Book Of Omens

The Indus In Spate: A Book Of Omens

Nov 29, 2010 Khushwant Singh

Granta luxuriates in the remarkable flourish in English writing from a land divided by the faultlines of...

But The Eagle Flies On Friday

But The Eagle Flies On Friday

Nov 01, 2010 Khushwant Singh ON

Pungent criticism, great reviews and diaries. Pays well, too!

Gauls And Romans In Agra

Gauls And Romans In Agra

Sep 06, 2010 Khushwant Singh

Piety and prurience, medicine and court intrigue crowd Kakar’s richly-felt tapestry set in Shah Jahan’s...

How To Live & Die

How To Live & Die

Aug 16, 2010 Khushwant Singh

The Man in the Bulb meditates on the dying of the light

Posthumous

Posthumous

Aug 13, 2010 Khushwant Singh

"I had even written my own obit in 1943 when I was still in my twenties. It later appeared in a collection of...

His Dalliance With Desire

His Dalliance With Desire

Jun 07, 2010 Khushwant Singh

Another biography of Gandhi justifies itself by homing in on its subject’s sexual oddities. He is flawed,...

The Burnt Inside Of Pakistan’s House Of Atreus

The Burnt Inside Of Pakistan’s House Of Atreus

Apr 26, 2010 Khushwant Singh

Fatima Bhutto’s impeccable prose looks her family’s tragedies steadily in the eye, but turns a blind one...

A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009

A Good Shelfful: The Best Books Of 2009

Dec 28, 2009 Khushwant Singh

Outlook asked an eminent panel of writers and critics to come up with their choice of the best books of 2009...

The Painter’s Daughter

The Painter’s Daughter

Sep 21, 2009 Khushwant Singh ON Nandita Das

Nandita Das’s unflinching liberalism sets her agenda in cinema and beyond

Secularism Has Been Saved By The People Of India

Secularism Has Been Saved By The People Of India

May 25, 2009 Khushwant Singh

The UPA has won a more convincing victory than I had hoped for: getting close to a majority on its own.

Present In Our Memory Games

Present In Our Memory Games

Apr 13, 2009 Khushwant Singh

A self-identifying, dispiriting tour of Islam's extremities inlaid with personal history

'Varun Gets His Liar's Streak From Maneka's Side'

'Varun Gets His Liar's Streak From Maneka's Side'

Apr 13, 2009 Khushwant Singh

There is also a streak of masochism, the desire to hurt oneself, in Varun's mother's family

Mrs Prime Minister

Mrs Prime Minister

Feb 16, 2009 Khushwant Singh ON Gursharan Kaur

Dignity in a high place, personified by a quiet, assertive sardarni

Desire Between The Bookends

Desire Between The Bookends

Jan 26, 2009 Khushwant Singh

Once prissy, Indian fiction has embraced Eros, the negater of evil

And Pegasus Is Off...

And Pegasus Is Off...

Nov 24, 2008 Khushwant Singh

These stories are precursors to the Booker winner, with similar characters and incidents, and are better

'Miss Budden Remarked In My Report Card That I Could Make It As A Writer'

'Miss Budden Remarked In My Report Card That I Could Make It As A Writer'

Oct 20, 2008 Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh turned 13 in 1928

India Is A Strange Country

India Is A Strange Country

Sep 08, 2008 Khushwant Singh

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