KHUSHWANT SINGH SHORT STORIES PDF

Some of the stories were so gripping and others were just badly written. It sheds light on the plights of Hijras in India, how no one takes them seriously. How the religions and scriptures and their own families have abandoned them. The writer has managed to write the story so very beautifully that you long to make up for the wrongs the world did to them A collection of short stories set in different parts and eras of India. The writer has managed to write the story so very beautifully that you long to make up for the wrongs the world did to them somehow. For unknown reason,there are 4 stories written by Qurratulain Hyder.

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Sep 25, Abhishek rated it liked it A good bunch of stories from Khushwant Singh. The stories stand out simply because of the time and place they are set in, which are far away from today. They are set in the times of the British Raj, in pastoral fields of Punjab, in jungles, in urban centres and feature colourful characters such as bottom-pinchers, religious preachers, conscientious gentlemen and demure women.

I suppose one is at home writing on subjects he has seen and can imagine to a fair degree of detail. For example, I can A good bunch of stories from Khushwant Singh. For example, I can see myself writing short stories on the effects of technology, the intolerance in the air, homophobia etc. Singh is a good storyteller and writer describing the happenings with ease with more than the odd sophisticated word, sending you scurrying to the dictionary.

In this regard, he is akin to R. He is also able to draw upon and comment on certain universal behaviours be it the difficulty in getting rid of hate leading to trivial conflicts or communal riots, or the eccentricities that all individuals have. Not all the stories are as interesting and it is not hard to guess where some of the stories or heading towards.

Singh being Singh, there are also frequent vibrant descriptions of women. Well what I read was a pleasant surprise! The stories are a scathing dissection of the social,economic,class,caste and religious barriers that divide When I issued this book from the library it was from a vague remembrance of a short story of the author I had read in school.

The stories are a scathing dissection of the social,economic,class,caste and religious barriers that divide the Indians,all the time exposing the hypocrisies in them.

I would advise the readers to savour every moment of this volume as this one deserves it!

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Births and deaths were not recorded in his time, and for him his father simply made up 2 February for his school enrollment at Modern School, New Delhi. His birth name, given by his grandmother, was Khushal Singh meaning "Prosperous Lion". He was called by a pet name "Shalee". At school his name earned him ridicule as other boys would mock at him with an expression, "Shalee Shoolie, Bagh dee Moolee" meaning, "This shalee or shoolee is the radish of some garden.

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Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Singh may be exploring the theme of self-importance. Sir Mohan Lal considers himself to be better than others. Particularly other Indians. It is as though Lal has forgotten or abandoned his heritage and culture in favour of taking on the role of an Englishman. Though Lal has only spent five years in England he has adopted the ways of an Englishman and appears to be somewhat arrogant.

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Sep 25, Abhishek rated it liked it A good bunch of stories from Khushwant Singh. The stories stand out simply because of the time and place they are set in, which are far away from today. They are set in the times of the British Raj, in pastoral fields of Punjab, in jungles, in urban centres and feature colourful characters such as bottom-pinchers, religious preachers, conscientious gentlemen and demure women. I suppose one is at home writing on subjects he has seen and can imagine to a fair degree of detail. For example, I can A good bunch of stories from Khushwant Singh.

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