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Khushwant Singh (1915–2014)

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Khushwant Singh was born on February 2, 1915 in the village of Hadali in what is now the Punjab province of Pakistan. He attended St. Stephen's College in Delhi, Government College in Lahore, and King's College London. In 1947, he worked for India's ministry of external affairs and served as press vis mere officer in Ottawa and London. From 1980 to 1986, he was a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament. He was an author and journalist. His newspaper column, With Malice Towards One and All, was syndicated all over India. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 novels and short-story collections including Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi: A Novel, The Company of Women, and The Sunset Club. He also wrote a two-volume History of the Sikhs, an autobiography entitled Truth, Love and a Little Malice, and a book of biographical profiles entitled The Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous. He died on March 20, 2014 at the age of 99. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Khushwant Singh

Train to Pakistan (1956) 975 eksemplarer
Delhi (1990) 182 eksemplarer
The Company of Women (1999) 119 eksemplarer
Truth, Love and a Little Malice (2002) 113 eksemplarer
I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale (1959) 46 eksemplarer
Sunset Club (2010) 43 eksemplarer
End of India (2003) 39 eksemplarer
India: An Introduction (1970) 36 eksemplarer
Kipling's India (1994) 29 eksemplarer
The Sikhs (1984) 25 eksemplarer
Burial at Sea (2004) 22 eksemplarer
Women and Men in My Life (1707) 21 eksemplarer
Death at My Doorstep (2005) 21 eksemplarer
Best Indian Short Stories (vol.1) (2006) 20 eksemplarer
We Indians (1993) 20 eksemplarer
Sahibs Who Loved India (2009) 20 eksemplarer
Sex, Scotch & Scholarship (1992) 18 eksemplarer
The Collected Novels (1996) 18 eksemplarer
5 Indian Masters (2003) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Fall of the Kingdom of Punjab (2014) 16 eksemplarer
A history of the Sikhs (1963) 15 eksemplarer
Joke Book (1995) 13 eksemplarer
Paradise and Other Stories (2004) 13 eksemplarer
Our Favourite Indian Stories (2002) 13 eksemplarer
Gods and Godmen of India (2003) 13 eksemplarer
The Mark of Vishnu (2011) 13 eksemplarer
Classic Khushwant Singh (1999) 12 eksemplarer
The Freethinker's Prayer Book (2012) 11 eksemplarer
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book II (1995) 11 eksemplarer
More Malicious Gossip (1991) 10 eksemplarer
Notes on the Great Indian Circus (2001) 9 eksemplarer
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book IV (2013) 9 eksemplarer
My Bleeding Punjab (1992) 8 eksemplarer
Land of five rivers (2006) 8 eksemplarer
Mano Majra (1956) 8 eksemplarer
Umrao Jan Ada (2004) 7 eksemplarer
Malicious Gossip (1987) 7 eksemplarer
Big Fat Joke Book (2000) 6 eksemplarer
Nature Watch (1997) 6 eksemplarer
The Lost Victory (2005) 6 eksemplarer
Jannat Aur Anya Kahaniyan (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Songs of the Gurus (2008) — Oversætter — 5 eksemplarer
On Women: Selected Writings (2014) 5 eksemplarer
Pakistan mail (2010) 5 eksemplarer
On Religion: Selected Writings (2014) 4 eksemplarer
A Sangam City: Delhi (City Guide) (1983) 4 eksemplarer
View of India (1974) 4 eksemplarer
The Voice of God & other Stories (2002) 4 eksemplarer
Khushwant Singh Treasury (2007) 4 eksemplarer
The Sikhs Today (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Extraordinary Indians (2017) 3 eksemplarer
Many Moods Many Faces (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Joke Book: v. 5 (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Maharaja in Denims (2014) 3 eksemplarer
How the Sikhs Lost Their Kingdom (1996) 3 eksemplarer
Hymns of Guru Nanak (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Auratien (Hindi Edition) (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Indira Gandi Returns (1979) 2 eksemplarer
Samudra Ki Lehron Mein (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Sights and sounds of the world (2001) 2 eksemplarer
ON INDIA (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Las MIL Y Una Noches De Delhi (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Collected Stories (2007) 2 eksemplarer
I believe 1 eksemplar
Shri Ram: a biography (1968) 1 eksemplar
India 1 eksemplar
Gurus, Godmen and Good People (1979) 1 eksemplar
Swarg : Aani Iter Katha (2010) 1 eksemplar
Dus pratinidhi kahaniyan (1997) 1 eksemplar
I accuse 1 eksemplar
Karma 1 eksemplar
The Big Fat Joke Book (2000) 1 eksemplar
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book 9 (2013) 1 eksemplar
Hymns Of The Gurus (2003) 1 eksemplar
Azadi 1 eksemplar
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book (1987) 1 eksemplar
MERA BHARAT 1 eksemplar
Untold Love Stories From India (2014) 1 eksemplar
The Sunset Club (2010) 1 eksemplar
Mera Lahuluan Punjab (2007) 1 eksemplar

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This will be one of the few times I complain that a book wasn't long enough. A breezy read, and Singh portrays an absolutely heartbreaking, gorgeous picture of small-village living India during the partition. It didn't quite go where I was expecting, or perhaps where I wanted it to. In the end, I was left wanting more; I wanted to learn more about the details of it, the major players that were responsible and a more sweeping epic. I've rarely read a historical fiction novel about a subject that only made me want to learn even more, so for that I give it 4 stars.

The final 30 pages completely ramp up everything; the tension, the dialogue, the hate and the horror. Some of the images depicted are so vile and terrifying yet Singh only uses these passages sparingly, and to great effect. Terrific ending, one of my favorite in recent memory. I'm really glad I was recommended this one by a good friend.
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hskey | 26 andre anmeldelser | Feb 18, 2024 |
I couldn't locate "Train to Pakistan" on Goodreads, hence commenting on this collection.

It is an incredible piece of storytelling.
harishwriter | Oct 12, 2023 |
This book contains short stories by the best short story writers in the region. It starts with Toba Tek Singh and contains gems by others like Rajinder Singh Bedi.

Many stories have been set around the Partition, showing the deep wounds of that period.

Kushwant Singh's translation is top-notch.
RajivC | Aug 30, 2023 |
A comienzos de 1947 los territorios del Indostán que dependían del Imperio Británico alcanzan la independencia. El territorio continental de la India queda dividido en dos países: India y Pakistán (de mayoría musulmana); el odio religioso se extiende por ambos produciendo centenares de miles de muertos y generando un conflicto que todavía perdura. Cuando en Mano Majra, un pequeño pueblo al norte de la India junto a la frontera con Pakistán, el prestamista local es asesinado, todas las sospechas recaen sobre un conocido ladrón sij, enamorado de una musulmana. Las habladurías que provoca el crimen, la llegada de un tren cargado de cadáveres y los rumores de revueltas en otras partes del país terminan enrareciendo la convivencia en el pueblo. Este clásico de la literatura india, publicado por primera vez en 1956, nos recuerda lo sencillo que es incitar al odio y romper la armonía en comunidades que han convivido pacíficamente durante siglos.… (mere)
Natt90 | 26 andre anmeldelser | Mar 17, 2023 |



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