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Why I Supported The Emergency

Why I Supported The Emergency

Essays And Profiles

Khushwant Singh
,
Sheela Reddy
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The Emergency Has Become A Synonym For Obscenity. Even Men And Women Who Were Pillars Of Emergency Rule And Misused Their Positions To Harass Innocent People Against Whom They Had Personal Grudges Try To Distance Themselves From Their Past In The Hope That It Will Fade Out Of Public Memory Forever. We Must Not Allow Them To Get Away With It,&Rsquo; Says Khushwant Singh, While Fearlessly Stating His Own Reasons For Championing The Emergency. This Bold And Thought-Provoking Collection Includes Essays On Indira Gandhi&Rsquo;S Government, The Nanavati Commission&Rsquo;S Report On The 1984 Riots And The Riots Themselves, As Well As Captivating Pieces On The Art Of Kissing And The Importance Of Bathing. Alongside These Are Portraits Of Historical Figures Such As Bahadur Shah Zafar, General Dyer, Ghalib And Maharaja Ranjit Singh As Well As Candid Profiles Of The Famous Personalities He Has Known Over The Years, Revealing Intimate Details About Their Lives And Characters. From His Reflections On Amrita Sher-Gil&Rsquo;S Alleged Promiscuity To The Experience Of Watching A Pornographic Film With A Stoic R.K. Narayan, This Is Khushwant Singh At His Controversial And Iconoclastic Best.

Selected And Edited By Sheela Reddy, Why I Supported The Emergency: Essays And Profiles Covers Three Quarters Of A Century. Straight From The Heart, This Is Unadulterated Khushwant Singh.

Imprint: India Viking

Published: Mar/2009

ISBN: 9780670083244

Length : 320 Pages

MRP : ₹450.00

Why I Supported The Emergency

Essays And Profiles

Khushwant Singh
,
Sheela Reddy

The Emergency Has Become A Synonym For Obscenity. Even Men And Women Who Were Pillars Of Emergency Rule And Misused Their Positions To Harass Innocent People Against Whom They Had Personal Grudges Try To Distance Themselves From Their Past In The Hope That It Will Fade Out Of Public Memory Forever. We Must Not Allow Them To Get Away With It,&Rsquo; Says Khushwant Singh, While Fearlessly Stating His Own Reasons For Championing The Emergency. This Bold And Thought-Provoking Collection Includes Essays On Indira Gandhi&Rsquo;S Government, The Nanavati Commission&Rsquo;S Report On The 1984 Riots And The Riots Themselves, As Well As Captivating Pieces On The Art Of Kissing And The Importance Of Bathing. Alongside These Are Portraits Of Historical Figures Such As Bahadur Shah Zafar, General Dyer, Ghalib And Maharaja Ranjit Singh As Well As Candid Profiles Of The Famous Personalities He Has Known Over The Years, Revealing Intimate Details About Their Lives And Characters. From His Reflections On Amrita Sher-Gil&Rsquo;S Alleged Promiscuity To The Experience Of Watching A Pornographic Film With A Stoic R.K. Narayan, This Is Khushwant Singh At His Controversial And Iconoclastic Best.

Selected And Edited By Sheela Reddy, Why I Supported The Emergency: Essays And Profiles Covers Three Quarters Of A Century. Straight From The Heart, This Is Unadulterated Khushwant Singh.

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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 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.

Sheela Reddy

Sheela Reddy has written extensively for leading Indian newspapers and journals during her thirty-five years in journalism. In her last job as books editor of the newsmagazine Outlook, she wrote on diverse subjects, including politics, history, culture, literature, biographical sketches and interviews with significant men and women of the subcontinent and beyond, and change makers everywhere. Her writing has also appeared in literary magazines and in several anthologies. Mr and Mrs Jinnah is her second book. Her first was a compilation of essays and profiles by Khushwant Singh, Why I Supported the Emergency. She lives in Delhi.

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