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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Every time you read, its taste different and fresh 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 of a gun. Jul 18, Kuljinder Singh rated it really liked it. He had the right blend of tact and ideologies for the upbringing of a stronger and better india and had been unabashed in criticizing the corruptible lot.

Book has llife different topics from politics to pleasure. Vassanji, Jhumpa Lahiri and many other having a great impact on him.

It’s refreshing to have such differing opinions presented to you about everything. His unrestrained temperament is best captured in his own epitaph, which he wrote a few years before his death. 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. So what is the point of hanging on to life with nothing whatsoever left to do?


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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Return to Book Page. His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics khushwanntama Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. Notify me of new comments via email.

Nevertheless, worth a read. He lives in New Delhi. 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.

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Its unputdownable, and deserves finishing in one go. There are a few khuushwantnama gems in here, but mostly it just seemed like a cranky old man being a cranky old man. He adhered to a strict routine of diet and had a humorous take on life. I read it many times and still look like that I am reading it first time.

In reading Khushwantnama I came upon a 98 year old man telling us what he thinks of women Yes! Refresh and try again.

Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life by Khushwant Singh

Dec 14, Monica rated it it was ok. You are commenting using your Twitter account. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Books by Khushwant Singh. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Comments and reviews What are comments? No trivia or quizzes yet.

Khushwant Singh is brilliant. This book is something you can live without reading if you’ve read his earlier books. Preview — Khushwantnama by Khushwant Singh. Not up to the standards set by Khushwant Singh in his previous books.


Skip to content Skip to search. A delightful insight into a mind which is ninety eight years old. Subjects Khushwant Singh, None of your libraries hold this item. Khushwantnama, The Lessons of My Life is an interesting book and highly recommended. What an intelligent 98 years old! He considered women as objects of lust, no matter their age. He has also edited and translated a number of literary works.

There was not much to be learned from this book, other than the author’s character. Naipul, Arundhati Roy, M. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Predictable and highly boring!!!! Khushwant Singh in my opinion had been a very refined, non-conformist person with buoyant spirits. Here, too, are his reflections on politics, politicians and the future of India; on what it takes to be a writer; and on what religion means to him. Must read for Indian people. Outstanding If I can give ten stars to the book,it will be less, such a lively,lovely book Rating this book would be like rating Anne Frank’s diary.

The Lessons of My Life. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Apr 02, Soumya Gudiyella rated it liked it.