On Women: Selected Writings

On Women: Selected Writings (Paperback)

By Khushwant Singh 
Publisher: Rupa Publications India.
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8129124920
EAN: 9788129124920
No. of Pages: 144
Publish Date: 2014-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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Well known for his unabashed interest in the fairer sex, Khushwant Singh revelled in the notorietyhis interest evoked, almost as much as he did in the response he received from women. Indeed, thisenduring obsession provided fodder for some of Singh's best-known work, both as a journalist and asa peerless raconteur.On Women, a wide-ranging selection of Singh's writings on the subject, includes Singh's recountingof an embarrassingly drunken meeting with Begum Para, an actress of yesteryears; a sharp profile ofShraddha Mata, a tantric sadhvi who was alleged to have borne Jawaharlal Nehru's illegitimate child;and a touching sketch of Singh's grandmother in the twilight of her life. Also featured in this volumeare unforgettable women characters from Khushwant Singh's most popular works of fiction: Georgine,a clueless American teenager who is seduced by a middle-aged tour guide in Delhi; and Nooran, ayoung girl in pre-Partition Punjab, who discovers the sweet pleasure of first love only to be overtakenby cataclysmic events which leave her adrift.Insightful, poignant, and occasionally wicked, the essays and extracts in On Women are testament towhy Khushwant Singh remains one of the most popular writers of our times.

About the author

Born in Punjab's Hadali village (now in Pakistan) in 1915, Khushwant Singh is one of India's bestknown and most widely read authors and columnists. He was founder-editor of Yojana, and editorof The Illustrated Weekly of India, National Herald and the Hindustan Times. His first book, TheMark of Vishnu and Other Stories, was published in 1950, and he has published several acclaimedand best-selling books of fiction and non-fiction in the six decades since. Among these are thenovels Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi and The Company of Women; hisautobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice; the two-volume A History of the Sikhs; a collectionof prayers and precepts, The Freethinker's Prayer Book; and the forthcoming Consolations andLamentations. He has also translated the work of major Punjabi and Urdu poets and writers, aswell as The Japji and the Rehras: The Morning and Evening Prayers of the Sikhs.

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Title: On Women: Selected Writings
Publisher: Rupa Publications India.
Author: Khushwant Singh
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8129124920
EAN: 9788129124920
No. of Pages: 144
Publish Date: 2014-1-1
Binding: Paperback

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