99 : Unforgettable Fiction, Non - Fiction, Poetry & Humour

99 : Unforgettable Fiction, Non - Fiction, Poetry & Humour (English, Hardcover, David Davidar, Mala Dayal, Khushwant Singh)

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99 : Unforgettable Fiction, Non - Fiction, Poetry & Humour  (English, Hardcover, David Davidar, Mala Dayal, Khushwant Singh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: ALEPH
    • ISBN: 9789383064755, 9383064757
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2014
    • Pages: 480
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    99 Unforgettable Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry and Humour is the definitive anthology of the spirited Sardar’s works.

    Summary of the Book

    This collection presents some of the finest literary pieces written by Khushwant Singh. It contains essays, stories, extracts, and poems written by him. The book is divided into fifteen sections, which deal with different themes and subjects like family matters, the Sikhs, India, religion, sex, and love among others. The book was chiefly published as a tribute to Khushwant Singh by his family on his ninety-ninth birthday. It also includes a rare collection of his photographs.

    About Khushwant Singh

    Khushwant Singh was an Indian writer, advocate, politician and journalist. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Mr. Singh is best remembered for his humour, love of poetry and his vigorous treatment of secularism in his writings, most evident in: The Company of Women, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, With Malice towards One and All, The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories and Delhi: A Novel. A graduate of Government College, Lahore, St. Stephen's College in Delhi and King's College London, he read for the Bar at the Inner Temple and served as a practising lawyer before entering journalism. He had worked with The Illustrated Weekly, The National Herald and Hindustan Times. A prolific writer, Mr. Singh wrote till the grand old age of 99, releasing his last work The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous a few months before his passing in March 2014.

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    Book Details
    Publication Year
    • 2014 August
    Contributors
    Authored By
    • Khushwant Singh
    Edited By
    • David Davidar
    Introduction By
    • Mala Dayal
    Author Info

    • Born in Punjabs Hadali village (now in Pakistan) in 1915, Khushwant Singh was among Indias best-known and most widely read authors and journalists. He was founder-editor of Yojana and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He published six novels Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi, The Company of Women, Burial at Sea and The Sunset Club as well as several books of short stories which were published together as The Portrait of a Lady. His other books are the two-volume A History of the Sikhs, an autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, a biography, Ranjit Singh - Maharaja of Punjab and a book of non-fiction, The Return of Indira Gandhi. In addition, he published translations of Hindi and Urdu novels, short stories and poetry, notably Umrao Jan Adaby Mirza Hadi Ruswa, Rajinder Singh Bedis I Take This Woman and Iqbals Shikwaand Jawab-e-Shikwa. Enterprising publishers also put out dozens of anthologies of his journalism, columns and jokes - at one time there were nearly one hundred of these in print.

      Khushwant Singh was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974, he returned the award in 1984 to protest the siege of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army. In 2007, he was awarded Indias second highest civilian Honor, the Padma Vibhushan.
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    5

    the best anthology of the inimitable sardar's writing

    Although I rolled my eyes at yet another Khushwant Singh book, I ordered this anyway as a gift, but ended up reading almost all of it. The introduction by David Davidar and piece by Khushwant's daughter Mala are wonderful, warm and insightful.
    This is probably the best anthology of his writing and covers everything from his novels, autobiography to the translations he did of Punjabi short stories and Urdu poetry.
    It has ninety-nine pieces for every day of his life and thus the title - which ...
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    Gertrude G

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    25 Aug, 2014

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    99 kushwant singh

    Excellent reading.You go thru briefs of various works works of author.Every time you read kushwant singh its new
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    PS Grewal

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    30 May, 2015

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    good collection

    very good collection of novels, short stories, translated works, poem etc., of khushwant singh. the write-ups have been carefully choosen.Though only a few chaperts of his great books like-train to pakistan, Delhi, i could not see the nitengle again etc., every piece of writing is captivative. It's one of the collector's item!
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    Arun Kumar

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    19 Dec, 2014

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    You are missed Mr. Singh !

    It is an anthology. I was young and uninterested when he wrote columns. This anthology gave me a chance to know him and I really really want him around now. His prose, commentary, his take on political situations and life,it is all so real - you connect almost immediately.

    It has 99 different pieces and when the book ended, I felt sad. Sad for the fact that after him we have no one who can write with 'son-of -a -gun' kind of flair. There are preening and smug writers who hide behind words...
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    Priyanka G

    12 Nov, 2014

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    Assortment of the best - 99

    The name Khushwant Singh for a large section of people might evoke thoughts of someone who is famous for dirty jokes, or his tryst with women, but Khushwant Singh was much more than that. He was perhaps one of the most prolific writers who has done seminal work in the field of journalism and literature.
    99 is an assortment, of a wide fifteen genres in which his work has been divided in this book. From his early life to his editorial stint to his novels to his trials with poetry, 99 is a must ...
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    Sambit Dash

    12 Sep, 2014

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    useless

    khushwant singh comes across as indisciplined man. no value addition reading his books . dont waste your money
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    ambreesh dwivedi

    8 Sep, 2014

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    Most entertaining and yet factual

    No long drawn out chapters - each one 2 - 3 pages, succinct. The author accepts if his beliefs have turned out to be wrong - its a very entertaining book. Nothing that can bore. Plus as the different chapters have headings that are indicative of the topic, one can skip matters that are of no interest to the reader. It can be read in fits and starts - and be just as entertaining.
    I have new found respect for the most secular man I have come to know. He faults all religions where blame must li...
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    manu shrimali

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    2 Sep, 2014

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    Very Nice Book

    Great Book. The collection is truly representative of the best of Khushwant Singh.

    Book was delivered on time. It was well packaged and in a good condition when I received it. The price on Flipkart was much lower than that available in bookstores.
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    Pranav Sinha

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    2 Jan, 2015

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