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Absolute Khushwant: The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most Things In-Between [Khushwant Singh] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I would like to be remembered as someone who made people smile.’ One of the great icons of our time, Khushwant Singh, 95, is a man of contradictions. Book Review of ABSOLUTE KHUSHWANT by Khushwant Singh with Humra Quraishi. Khushwant Singh is the most widely read author in India, today.

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I for one ,hushwant not like the repetitions of some phrases in each chapter. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

Notify me when there is a new review. The amount borrowed was just two lakhs, to hire taxis that were needed for the election campaign.

There were quite a few contradictions as well: Add at least RS. Apr 29, Punit rated it really liked it. A book which can be finished in one sitting, yet is not boring full of life lessons, realities and wit.

Probably this is the first time I read Khushwant Singh. On love he quotes Ghalib, “Ishq par zor nahin, hai ye wo atish Ghalib ke lagae na lagey, aur bhujaye na bane.

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He has seen a lot in his life and its worthwhile sitting with him and listening to his experience. I just love his simple, direct style of writing. His references to Ghalib and Urdu poetry also make the articles interesting. I like to read political writings and fiction with a historical background or which revolves around political issues.

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Khushwant Singh turned 99 on 2 February ! Saturday, 11 June Book Review: Khushwant Singh feels that Partition was inevitable since Hindus and Muslims had not integrated. A History of the Partition through Material Memory.

Khushwant Singh is written off as a ‘Dirty Old Man’. A Million Mutinies Now. It’s great, hilarious, with some gems of real wisdom in it! The phrases were repeated across most chapters. Jun 06, Aneesha rated it it was amazing. Born in in pre-Partiti I would like to be remembered as someone who made people smile. That kind of thing, no politician would do.

This man makes an interesting career portrait for in these nine decades of his life, he has seen At 90 years of age not many people are too eloquent or articulate. Anyone looking for a fun read about Indian politics from a strong writers perspective should read this one. Some of my Posts may have been or may be published by me elsewhere.

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There are couplets from Urdu poetry scattered among the pages and they are quite beautiful to behold. I feel this review is: But I also guess, he can so freely do so due to his age! This guy speaks the truth, uncut, uncensored. Had some heart warming essays on Time, Happiness, Religion etc. Travels and Encounters in India Text Only. Click here to know more.


At 90 years of age not many people are avsolute eloquent or articulate. And, for the first time, about his successes and failures, his strengths and weaknesses, his highs and lows.

Sep 01, It seems like he just writes down his thoughts word to word. Speed Post – Shobha De.

Having meeting with presidents of many countries, his hideout at the time of’sikh dunge’, and many more. He writes on happiness, faith and honesty. He writes on happiness, faith and honesty.

Notes khushdant a Fractured Decade. Apr 05, Fatima Arif rated it really liked it. He also candidly states that it was LK Advani’s Rath Yatra that set the forces in motion for the rising Islamophobia and divisive politics. Singh sighs and regrets everytime Rahul Gandhi opens his mouth today! Open Preview See a Problem?