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The Vintage Sardar - Paperback

The Vintage Sardar - Paperback
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The Vintage Sardar - Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780143417569
  • Total Pages: 200 Pages
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book Language: English
  • Available Book Formats:Paperback
  • Year: 2019
  • Publication Date: 2019-11-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House India

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  • Non-Fiction
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Khushwant Singh has spent a lifetime waging war against hypocrisy, humbug and intolerance. It has made him India’s most provocative and popular columnist. This new edition brings together his essays and articles on themes as varied as God, the afterlife, the banning of books, caste, prostitution, crank calls and pets. His skills as a raconteur and journalist are used to brilliant effect in his sketches of Raj Kapoor, Phoolan Devi, Zia-ul-Haq and the Dalai Lama, as also in his travel pieces on Nagaland and France, among other places. The Vintage Sardar ends with a frank and introspective autobiographical piece. Khushwant Singh’s distinctive candour, wit and insight make this an engaging and sparkling collectors’ edition. About the AuthorKhushwant Singh was India's best-known writer and colu..

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Sold ByPrakash Books
AuthorKhushwant Singh
ISBN-139780143417569
Edition1st Edition
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages200 Pages
Publication Date2019-11-01
Publication Year2019

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Khushwant Singh has spent a lifetime waging war against hypocrisy, humbug and intolerance. It has made him India’s most provocative and popular columnist. This new edition brings together his essays and articles on themes as varied as God, the afterlife, the banning of books, caste, prostitution, crank calls and pets. His skills as a raconteur and journalist are used to brilliant effect in his sketches of Raj Kapoor, Phoolan Devi, Zia-ul-Haq and the Dalai Lama, as also in his travel pieces on Nagaland and France, among other places. The Vintage Sardar ends with a frank and introspective autobiographical piece. Khushwant Singh’s distinctive candour, wit and insight make this an engaging and sparkling collectors’ edition.

About the Author
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 last novel, The Sunset Club, written when he was ninety-five, was published by Penguin in 2010. 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. Khushwant Singh was a member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. . He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned the decoration in 1984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. 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.

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