The Freethinker’s Prayer Book and Some Words to Live By, written by one of India’s great journalists and writers, Khushwant Singh, is a profound book based on world’s best philosophies and teachings of great minds.
Summary of the Book
Instructions, prayers and practical guidance by prophets, philosophers and poets have been brought together in this eclectic and intensely personal collection by India’s grand old man of letters, Khushwant Singh. It also comprises of his much-loved messages and excerpts from the the influential texts of some of the world’s major faiths. The Bible, the Guru Granth Sahib, the Quran and the Vedas come together to spread the same messages, only in different ways. The songs and poems of spiritualists and saints like Kabir and Rumi and verses of poets like Ghalib, Tagore and Keats are also included in this book. Towards the end of the book, Khushwant Singh has shared some of his own life experiences and those of the rebels and eccentrics that he greatly respected. The book is full of good spirit, humour and as free of gibberish as the man himself was.
About Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh was an Anglo-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 for nearly fifteen years 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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