The Big Book of Malice
Non-Fiction

The Big Book of Malice

Overview

'Good people can be crashing bores. Evil men who combine evil-doing with drunkenness, debauchery and making illicit money make more interesting characters because they pack their lives with action. They do what most of us would like to do but do not have the guts to.'-Khushwant Singh
Malice. The word is synonymous with Khushwant Singh; his pen has spared no one. For over four decades as India's most widely read columnist, he has commented on just about everything: religion, politics, our future, our past, prohibition, impotency, presidents, politicians, cricket, dog-haters, astrologers, the banning of books, the secret of 1ongevity ... the list is endless.
Candid to the point of being outrageous, Khushwant Singh makes both his reader and subject wince. He writes unabashedly on nose picking, wife bashing, bribing journalists, gender wars and the desires of an octogenarian; on Nehru and Edwina, Lalu, Bal Thackeray, Chandraswami and Sonia Gandhi, among host of others.
Khushwant Singh's Big Book of Malice brings together some of his nastiest and most irreverent pieces. Witty, sharp and brutally honest, this collection is certain to delight and provoke readers of all ages.

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Khushwant Singh
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 authored classics such as Train to Pakistan, I shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi. His latest novel, The Sunset Club, written when he was 95, 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 aLittle 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 retuned 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 ha has received are the Punjab Ratna, the Sulabh International award for the most honest Indian of the year, and honorary doctrates from several universities.
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