Khushwant in Lahore
Penguin Petit

Khushwant in Lahore

(Penguin Petit)

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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."

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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 is the author of classics such as Train to Pakistan, I shall Not Hear the Nightingale (retitled as The Lost Victory) and Delhi. 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. 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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