Absolute Khushwant: The Low-Down on Life, Death and Most Things In-Between [Khushwant Singh] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I would like to be remembered as someone who made people smile.’ One of the great icons of our time, Khushwant Singh, 95, is a man of contradictions. Book Review of ABSOLUTE KHUSHWANT by Khushwant Singh with Humra Quraishi. Khushwant Singh is the most widely read author in India, today.

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Only days after he had lost the election, Manmohan Singh called me himself and asked for an appointment. If Manmohan Singh is incapable of effectively utilising for his campaign two lakh rupees given to him legitimately by a supporter, does it suggest a capable politician or a timid bureaucrat who his afraid of taking risks and independent decisions?

Absolute Khushwant by Khushwant Singh

Mar 10, Shashank Kulkarni rated it really liked it. Another sides of politicians and politics of India are shared which came to me as a surprise. In a career spanning over six decades as writer, editor and journalist, his views have been provocative and controversial, but they have also been profound, deeply perceptive and always compelling. Khushwant Singh turned 99 on 2 February !

On sex – In intial pages, he boasted like having physical relations with women of many diffrent nationalities. On religion, he says that he has always been agnostic but has read the religious texts of the major religions and finds a lot of things in them profound, interesting and meaningful. He also candidly states that it was LK Advani’s Rath Yatra that set the forces in motion for the rising Islamophobia and divisive politics.


Trivia About Absolute Khushwant. Khushwant Singh has never been less than honest. He talks of his first love, how he visited a prostitute for the first time, his unhappy marriage which was not an zbsolute onehow he had courted his wife-to-be etc.

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Of all he explained, there is something that we all think but are not ready to accept in the world. In a career spanning over six decades as writer, editor and journalist, his views have been provocative and controversial, but they have also been profound, deeply perceptive and always compelling.

His references to Khushwqnt and Urdu poetry also make the articles interesting. Cant wait to finish this book. Big Book of Malice.

Book Review | ABSOLUTE KHUSHWANT by Khushwant Singh with Humra Quraishi

It is worth giving time. Khushwant recounts all these through his eyes and he does not round off the edges of his words khuushwant are decisive and sharp enough to cut. The language is simple and one can finish this book in a reading or two.

The amount borrowed was just two lakhs, to hire taxis that were needed for the election campaign. It seems like he just writes down his thoughts word to word. Singh’s criticism at its best. Having meeting with presidents of many countries, his hideout at the time of’sikh dunge’, and many more.


He tells us what makes him tick and the secret of his longevity; he confesses his deepest fears and what he holds dear.

I suggest every student to read for once. Aug 29, Vipul Gupta rated it really liked it. Upload menu files with. His zest for life, his courage in calling a spade a khkshwant, and ultimately his fealty to truth as he se Contradictory, contrarian, yet compelling — like the man himself. Quick read and you get the essence of the man from this book. Lists with This Book.

Whispers of the Beloved. An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry. We will get back to you shortly.

He has many gems in this book like: Singh sighs and regrets everytime Rahul Gandhi opens his mouth today! I wanted to order his autobiography but instead picked this one.

Oct 07, Shaista rated it it was amazing. Mar 21, Reena rated it liked it Shelves: There were quite A collection of essays, extracted from conversation of old man with Humra Quraishi. Intolerance in the Most Tolerant Country. The Edge of Desire.

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