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A living legend, Khushwant Singh’s life, his works, and his views about the major political events in India have been recorded in Absolute Khushwant by the legend himself and Humra Quraishi.

Summary Of The Book

Absolute Khushwant details the life of Khushwant Singh, a man whose name has powerful connotations. Currently 95 years old, Singh has made a number of contradictory statements and taken strong stances over the years. Yet the fact remains that he is a legend in his own right.

Being an agnostic, Khushwant Singh is an expert on the Holy Scriptures. He has always defended free democratic speech even during the state of Emergency. A complex man, he sees the beauty and simplicity in the world tarnished with corruption and hostility.

What is the most striking feature about Singh is his absolute honesty. Whether it is his life, his work, or his personal issues and problems, he has always been truthful. He is known to have written various letters on a range of subjects from the philosophies of achieving happiness, faith, and so on.

Born in 1915, Khushwant Singh has witnessed the pre and post partition events and the immense trauma faced by his country. He has also spoken extensively about the political figures who have shaped India to what it is today.

In Absolute Khushwant, Singh talks about his personal achievements and failures. Having had an extensive career spanning over sixty years as a journalist, editor, and writer, he has always stood out due to his radical and sometimes controversial statements. However, his views have always been insightful and mark his ability to foresee a lot of events in the near future.

Absolute Khushwant is an honest take on Singh’s life that deals with numerous secrets and confessions. His fears, his deep longings, and people he liked and disliked are all dealt with in this work. He even talks about his marriage and more.

About The Authors

Khushwant Singh is a renowned author who is best known for his non-fiction works on religion and cultures of Sikhs, current affairs, Urdu poetry, and the city of Delhi.

He has also churned a literary classic through his novel, Train to Pakistan. He is also known for his works like I Shall not Hear The Nightingale, Burial at Sea, and The Company of Men.

Singh has been an MP from 1980 to 1986 and was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in the years 1974 and 2007 respectively.
Humra Quraishi has worked for various newspapers as a freelance reporter in The Statesman, The Pioneer, and Indian Express.

Her approach has always been journalistic. She has researched extensively on the traumatic events surrounding Jammu and Kashmir.

Specifications of Absolute Khushwant (Paperback)

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Author Khushwant Singh, Humra Quraishi
Book Details
Publisher PENGUIN INDIA
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13 9780143068716
ISBN-10 0143068717
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 208 Pages
Dimensions
Height 0.87 inch
Weight 216 g
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01 September 10
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About Absolute Khushwant

I am a fan cum admirer of Khushwant Singh and have been reading his weekly columns regularly for the 30- years. Ihave also read many of his books including his autobiography. So I ordered this book from flipcart immdtly after it was announced.

I am sorry to say that there is nothing new in this book. All the articles were published in his columns.

So DO NOT buy this book if you are a regular reader of his columns as you will not find anything new.

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23 August 10
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On the lines of his previous book "Why I supported Emergency", but lacks the intensity of the former. Some of the incidents are repeated in the same book. If some one has already read the pervious book this will be less interesting.


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Absolutely brilliant.

Every time i read something written by this man, it amazes me. I cannot think of any other Indian writer who writes in such simple a language , that u can just keep on reading without even bothering to look at the clock. Just like "why i supported the emergency" this book also talks about a lot of things ( with a bit of overlap ). It is just a joy to read what this man writes.
It tells about what a person like me likes to read.
-intolerance towards religious fascists
-agnostic, despite a thorough knowledge about every religion
-simple living
-open mindedness about sex
-enjoying life as it comes
One can just wish there were more open minded, truthful writes like him.
For those who think that there is still some place for common sense in this world,
YOU WILL LIKE THIS BOOK......

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26 August 12
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An Absolute Read If You Can Ignore Few Things

As expected Khushwant Singh does not surprise with a frank and bold account of certain parts of his life, about people he admired, hated, or criticized. Though few things have gone over the head (which I feel could have been avoided), rest assured a delightful read. If you're expecting a comprehensive reading, this book is not for you. What he talks about in 'Absolute Khushwant' is in parts, randomly picked from his life. He shares why he started hating LK Advani despite earlier being a good admirer of him; how communal harmony has been deteriorated since independence; (even) how he lost his virginity (not surprised! He is Khushwant!); among other issues!
While reading, hope to take it a good, light read, not an intense one (like some of his previous works!)

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17 September 13
Autobiographical & Humorous

The book reflects Khushwant Singh's approach to life - direct, witty and irreverent. He has covered many topics in less that 150 pages and sometimes I felt a little more needed to be said. Not sure whether he assumed his readers would know the details or whether he intentionally felt many things unsaid. It is a surely good read and presents political titbits in a completely new light! His proximity to the Nehru -Gandhi family and India's political scene since independence gives the author a pretty indepth understanding, snatches of which are captured in this book. The quotes from Galib are memorable and add magic to the writing.

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Absolutely brilliant.

Every time i read something written by this man, it amazes me. I cannot think of any other Indian writer who writes in such sim...

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17 January 14
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Autobiographical & Humorous

The book reflects Khushwant Singh's approach to life - direct, witty and irreverent. He has covered many topics in less that 15...

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17 September 13
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An Absolute Read If You Can Ignore Few Things

As expected Khushwant Singh does not surprise with a frank and bold account of certain parts of his life, about people he admir...

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26 August 12
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Not so good.

If you read Khushwant singh in Newspaper, you will not find anything new. All articles compiled are already published in newspa...

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05 January 12
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Excellent introduction

This book is an excellent introduction to a lively author.

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    Book: Absolute Khushwant by Khushwant Singh, Humra Quraishi
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