In Khushwantnama, the year-old reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as. “In Khushwantnama, the 98 yearold reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as diverse as old age. Gursharan Kaur receiving a copy of “Khushwantnama The Lessons of My Life” from Khushwant Singh at his residence in New Delhi.

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Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life by Khushwant Singh

India’s most popular and prolific writer has, over the years, enlightened and outraged in equal measure, and enriched our lives with his humour, his honesty and his sharp insights and observations. Having read most of Mr. Authors, Indic — Biography. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as diverse as old age and the fear of death; on the joy of sex, the pleasures of poetry and the importance of laughter; on how to cope with retirement and live a long, happy and healthy life.

Be the first to add this to a leessons. Confessions of a scotch drinker. Jul 18, Kuljinder Singh rated it really liked it. Its unputdownable, and deserves finishing in one go.

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Other than those two he says he has lived well and was ready to die. He pens down his thoughts on poetry, humour, dealing with death and tops it up with twelve tips on living a long and happy life. On the credit side I have over eighty books: His acerbic pen, his wit and humour, and, most of all, his ability to laugh at himself have ensured him immense popularity over the years.


An lf post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry. A wonderfully easy read reflections on life and society of a 98 year old.

This single location mhushwantnama All: This is a pleasure read that I’d indulge myself every now and then. He has done different things at different times: Vassanji, Jhumpa Lahiri and many other having a great impact on him.

Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life

Books by Khushwant Singh. I hope I will be in a position to look at them neutrally and reserve my judgements over them. A typical Khushwant Singh trademarked book: To ask other readers questions about Khushwantnamaplease sign up.

I will say, having never read his autobiography, that this was not the most important book written by him that one must read or possess but yes, it’s good to have a copy and rummage through it once in five years or so to remember the energy nonagenarian people have in them.

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Tge 21, Suvojit rated it really liked it. Skip to content Skip to search. Notify me of new comments via email. Every book lover should read it once in life.


Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Here lies one who spared neither man nor God Waste not your tears on him, he was a sod Writing nasty things he regarded as great fun Thank the Lord he is dead, this son lessns a gun.

If there’s anyone who’s been around, seen it all and lived life to the hilt, it has to be Khushwant Singh. Published New Delhi Penguin Viking, Since that one book Truth, love and a little malice I have bought and read about ten of his books, with Delhi topping the list. He named the book as Khushwantnama.

The 98 year old inspiration: Falls of anything spectacular if one had been au courant with his interviews and essays based on him, yet a must-read for avid Mr. So what is the point of hanging on to life with nothing whatsoever left to do?

The outline specifically narrates happenings in his entire life, then goes to monologues to politics, life, arts and the like — general topics. A book exuding wit, astuteness and insights. May 03, Gautam added it Shelves: