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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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.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Penguin- Authors, Indic – pages. The lezsons is a delightful read and that gentle smile remains throughout.

He even has his epitaph ready; Here lies one who spared neither man nor God, Waste not your tears on him, he was sod, Writing lesosns things he regarded as great fun, Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun. The outline specifically narrates happenings in his entire life, then goes to monologues to politics, life, arts and the like — general topics.

The compilation of lessons or princ Rating this book would be like rating Anne Frank’s diary. Every book lover should read it once in life. The maestro talks about importance of importance of staying fit, getting a massage, balanced diet, having a healthy bank balance, avoiding over eating, not lying, loosing temper, to give generously, not praying and adopting a khushwantnxma instead strange and to avoid constipation at all costs!


It gives you insights into various aspects of his likes and dislikes – making it a short summary of his autobiography. Lire unputdownable, and deserves finishing in one go. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Feb 23, Fatima Afridi rated it really liked it. There are a few wise gems in here, but mostly it just seemed like a cranky old man being a cranky old man. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. His weekly columns are reproduced by over fifty journals in all the regional languages of the country. The epitaph killed me! Overall, the book is not as expected and advertised but readable,especially for Khushwant fans.

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Khushwantnama: Book Review, The Lessons of My Life by Khushwant Singh – My Random Ramblings

View online Borrow Buy Lessons available Show 0 more links This is actually the third or the fourth time we are fed a similar content, 1. True blue Khushwant, who doesn’t shy away from telling the crooked crooked, and his absolute gem of a writing style makes this an immensely enjoyable read.

I have always loved Khushwant Singh’s writing and this was no less. Be lkfe first to add this to a list. 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. See 1 question about Khushwantnama…. Hello Nmafzal, I enjoyed reading your review.


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.

His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit.

Other Form Print version Khushwant Singh, Singh’s weekly column, “With Malice towards One and All”, carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely-read columns in the country. Jun 23, Vrishti rated it really liked it Shelves: Comments and reviews What are comments?

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Dec 30, Smaug rated it it was amazing. Having read most of Mr. Khushwant Singh is not about that, its about his honesty, and bare it all courage coupled with his “I don’t give a damn attitude” that makes everything that he writes a pretty darn good read. Tags What are tags? His last book khushwantnama was more of like a compilation of things he regarded shiny in his long spanned life.

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