Khushwant Singh is an Indian author who passed away at the age of 99. Inspiring many budding writers across the globe, his works speak of humour, secularism, deep thoughts, social issues and whatnot. Also, he’s a reputed cultural realist. Through his books, he has highlighted the real picture of the modern-day culture.
Here are the five most famous workd of Khushwant Singh.
1. I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale
This is a story of a small Sikh family living in Amritsar and the family head, Buta Singh who works for the British. Also, this is a story of women of the family who are full of passion and strength to take care of the family even in its time of crisis. Reflecting the religious tension and fraternal strife, this is a heart touching story.
2. Truth, Love and A Little Malice
This is the autobiography of Khushwant Singh himself. Being a complex, entertaining and controversial book, this book accounts his initial years as a pampered son and a prosperous father. This is a great book with a great story of a great man by the great man himself.
3. Train To Pakistan
The essence of Indian soil is captured in an amazing way in this book. A highly acclaimed novel with the plot taking us back to 1947 when the partition of India and migration of Hindus and Muslims took place. A book with a marvellous writing style should be read by every Indian.
4. The Company of Women
A story of a man with brilliant academic skills lost in the direction of an insane sex drive. Through this book, Khushwant Singh has tried to reflect the destruction one causes to himself due to his sexual desires.
5. The Good, The Bad And The Ridiculous
A compilation of essays that accounts the profile of the most iconic figures in the last century. The figures profiled in this book are Krishna Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru, Phoolan Devi, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Amrita Sher Gil, Begum Para, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, M. S. Golwalkar, Mother Teresa, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Dhirendra Brahmachari, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, General Tikka Khan, Giani Zail Singh and Bhagat Puran Singh.
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