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Khushwant in Lahore

Khushwant in Lahore

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Khushwant Singh
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Before seeking shelter on the Indian side of the border during Partition, Khushwant Singh was leading a life of luxury and splendour in Lahore, entertaining friends who were writers and artists, and art critics, starting a literary circle (which is how Singh’s literary career was born), and drinking (mostly Indian-brewed liquor).

Not many Indians believed that the British would willingly relinquish their Empire in India but Singh knew that his days in Lahore were definitely coming to an end.

Read on, as Singh describes the horrors he witnessed during the run-up to Independence, a stark contrast to the life he was leading mere months before.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Aug/2017

Length : 10 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Khushwant in Lahore

(Penguin Petit)

Khushwant Singh

Before seeking shelter on the Indian side of the border during Partition, Khushwant Singh was leading a life of luxury and splendour in Lahore, entertaining friends who were writers and artists, and art critics, starting a literary circle (which is how Singh’s literary career was born), and drinking (mostly Indian-brewed liquor).

Not many Indians believed that the British would willingly relinquish their Empire in India but Singh knew that his days in Lahore were definitely coming to an end.

Read on, as Singh describes the horrors he witnessed during the run-up to Independence, a stark contrast to the life he was leading mere months before.

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Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh was India’s best known writer and columnist. He was founder-editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and Hindustan Times. He is the author of classics such as Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale (retitled as The Lost Victory) and Delhi. His latest novel, The Sunset Club, written when he was ninety-five, was published by Penguin Books in 2010. His non-fiction includes the classic two-volume A History of the Sikhs, a number of translations and works on Sikh religion and culture, Delhi, nature, current affairs and Urdu poetry. His autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, was published by Penguin Books in 2002. Khushwant Singh was a member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned the decoration in 1984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. Among the other awards he has received are the Punjab Ratan, the Sulabh International award for the most honest Indian of the year, and honorary doctorates from several universities. He passed away in 2014 at the age of ninety-nine.

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