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The Company of Women

3.16 of 5 stars 3.16  ·  rating details  ·  1,926 ratings  ·  135 reviews
Meet Mohan Kumar. He is academically brilliant and quite a catch. Unfortunately though, his insane sex drive is the plague of his life. Of course, Mohan would disagree, but he enjoys every minute of satiating his libido.The Company of Women is the story of a man's sexual exploits, and how it defines his life. As a young academic, he is sent abroad to study, and thus begins ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 14th 2000 by Penguin Books India (first published 1999)
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Khushwant Singh is rich and famous. I'm not sure why because this book was nothing more than a wet dream of an old man with a small penis.

I lost count of the number of times he mentioned how big his dick is - and we all know what that means. It's like someone continually telling you that they have a "great sense of humour".

I was given this book by a girl who told me "It is NOT an instruction manual". It definitely isn't, but it does, however, give an insight into Indian culture and particularly
Vidhya Nair
In many other reviews, this book is considered as 'erotica.' I disagree. I found this book a discourse on the perils of male loneliness, the need for connections & companionship. The book is also a reflection on how Indian society treats a divorced man & what women are capable of & desire behind closed doors. He develops each of his characters fully & makes you vested in each of their journeys. By the end of the novel, I felt that I understood Mohan Kumar, his desolation, how tem ...more
I wanted to read a Khushwant Singh book since a long time. Since Train to Pakistan seemed quite heavy, I decided to start with what I thought to be a light read; to get to know his style. And well, I did not like this book at all.

I knew the book was about a man's sexual escapades, or in his words- the company of women he had. But the way it is penned is not exactly what I had in my mind. The book goes on from his failed arranged marriage to his reminiscence of the various women he had sex with,
Aastha Sharma
So it happened, I only bought the book as I am a Khushwant Singh fan of 10 years (in my life of a little more than 2 decades.)The storyline was gripping and the book was readable enough, but it was just not one of those that leave you thinking about the plot for long after you have finished it or for that matter even when you're reading it. It is a book to be read without much thought. I won't go to say anything against the author, as everybody knows he is bold and cares little for the judgement ...more
Sneh Pradhan
Khushwant Singh is one of my favourite authors ........ However , the candidness , disarming honesty and effortless humor of his , of which I am a fan , I found faded here . The erotica , which should have been the highpoint here , leaves you high and dried up ( pun intended ) after the sexual tension which one anticipates purely on the promise of Singh's writing . The erotic scenes are blatantly repetitive and very few and far in between . Singh bores you with insipid details of his household l ...more
Despite the author's disclaimer that this is nothing but the fantasies of an octogenarian, this book is definitely not worth our time. Each chapter(or woman) goes through the same set of events(which includes an appreciation of the protagonist's enormous manhood), which gets depressingly boring after the tenth page.

Kushwant Singh calls this book a set of his senile fantasies and they are exactly what he says they are. There's nothing here, neither the eroticism of his other encounters nor any w
Suchi Banerjee
this book was one exciting adventure for sure!!! its strange and rather sad how a failed marriage can lead to such emptiness!!! so much so that a person is driven to going to such great lengths simply to fill up the void!!! this book simply reiterates my belief that materialistic considerations for marriage is an invariable recipe for disaster!!! mohan kumar wasn't exactly the sort to cheat unless pushed to it! sonu's character -my dear friends.......or should i say, fellow members of the fairer ...more
I'm experiencing ambivalency. Well, yes it's erotic. And it tackles the muddiness of the concept of love and lust, and of sex as a basic instinct.
Dec 14, 2012 Book'd rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Who prefer to read erotica
My first Khushwant Singh book. 3.5 Stars !!!

I heard a lot about this author and lastly decided to give one of his books a try.
As it is said, majority of his works revolves around sex & controversy. So yes, this book do involves loads of it.

This is a story of a rich and handsome Indian guy named Mohan Kumar who owns a male organ big enough to surprize all his female partners. Which make them saying “you have the biggest, I have ever seen", "I had the greatest sex of my life" and so on......

Archana Vijay
‘The Company of Women’ – Not exactly a title that we expect from an eighty five year old author, Khushwant Singh. It piqued my curiosity to read the amorous creativity of an old man or at least that’s the excuse I gave myself for picking up this book from my shelf. The narration was simple and lucid, detailing the sex life of the protagonist without describing it, passing sarcastic snide here and there clearly establishing that it far from porn. Though I had my smiles at his very subtle referenc ...more
May 28, 2015 Shruti rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: crap
I have just one sentence for this book. "Shittily pathetic piece of a dysfunctional lingum (dick in other words)". What utter nonsense and such a waste of time. Khushwant Singh is renowned and respected. If for this, then I am glad to have not read his other works.

Forget about the writing style which resembles that of any sixth grade student, trying to write a really classic piece of essay on a very complicated subject. I really cannot understand the hypocrite mind of Indian writers who want to

The company of women
As always Kushwant singh’s prose brilliant, entraining and enlightening.
The Company of Women
Gautam Narang
I stumbled upon this book when I was surfing through an online shopping website to order some books. I have always been a great fan of Late. Khushwant Singh and I write this review out of the respect I have for him. My first introduction with him happened when I was in my third grade and I bought a book on jokes written by him(unadulterated) and went ahead to gift it to my class teacher without reading it. I don't know whether she would remember me but I am sure I might have made an impression o ...more
Mudit Malik
Can't believe this piece of nonsense is written by Khushwant Singh..
Khushwant Singh, one of India's most well-known and widely read authors, commenced writing The Company of Women when he was eighty-three and finished at age eighty-five. The octogenarian writer has declared “as a man gets older, his sex instincts travel from his middle to his head.”

Khushwant Singh loves to shock. Oh boy! That’ll be an understatement of sorts. I remember reading a statement by Pritish Nandy – something to the effect – if he (KS) hadn’t spent more than half
his time in partying a
Sunil Nair
My second book after "Delhi" . Kushwant Singh says he wrote this book between his age of eighty three and eighty five. Octogenarian or not, the man has a superb penchant for erotica and a style of writing that is not only on the face, but makes the reader think.

The story of Mohan might seem adulterous and Quite a few might dismiss his writing as pure erotica, but beyond the erotica,is a story which questions the basis of a human beings societal existence- the eternal conflict between lust and lo
Kirti Tarang
All icing no cake.
You know a really, really, bad Salman Khan movie. You will enjoy it, because Salman Khan has that charm on screen to keep you engaged, but you'll come home thinking, "What the hell did I just see?"
Well, this is the book version of that.
Khushwant Singh wrote it at the age of 80. He was already a rich and celebrated writer. I assume he must have thought, "I can write anything, some one will publish it. Some one will read it." I assume so because he wrote in the Introduction that
Gokul Sudhakaran
An Indian version of Charlie Sheen meets AIDS and dies...
Avisek Bandyopadhyay
Khushwant Singh has been a debated and discussed author in India. So, I chanced upon a book while I had 6 hours to travel in a train. I picked this to read him. And well, also to be warm under my collar. But, after the first 30 pages..I saw the red point. Khushwant Singh is too shy to describe sex. There was no seduction. It was too easy for the protagonist who had a sorry name, Mohan SIngh. The sex was dull. I got bored of the same description that Mohan Singh has a penis bigger than negroes. I ...more
Karan Gupta
I admit it. I had always been curious about what Khushwant Singh wrote like. He was openly lauded as the 'dirty old man' when I was growing up. But since I had never read any work of his apart from a small snippet (which turned out to be from this very book) in a magazine, I remained curious. So when I was browsing around for a new set of books, I suddenly recalled my curiosity. The result of which was this book which I chose since Khushwant Singh is known for his 'expertise' on the matter. It s ...more
Soumen Daschoudhury
Mar 30, 2014 Soumen Daschoudhury rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who need to read dirty stuff for an erection
Recommended to Soumen by: Thought Khuswant Singh, hence bought it
Shelves: 2014-reads
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The novel is the journey of Mohans' sexual escapades, the unending journey of his libido. What started as a incognizant push into the lusty fires during his college days in America, makes him succumb to his effusive libido post his separation with his wife as he advertises for women, not proposing for marriage but to accompany him for a short duration, to share his bed on a contractual basis. As the cliche goes ‘He
Udaykiran Joshi
I was always curious to read Mr K Singh' s books especially reading after his bestseller 'Train to Pakistan' and all those satirical jokes since childhood... The controversies surrounding him had always added more curiosity to explore his writings...

but this time I'm greatly disappointed...! This is no where close to what I was expecting from the person of his caliber. Since he himself rightly pointed out at the beginning itself, it would have been more apt if it was just named - ' The fantasie
Samir Dhond
This book is just terrible. I just did not like his style of writing. Such a boring book. It has no substance at all. I wonder how someone just took it up for printing and publishing it. Avoid if you can!
Silvia Thomas
read one chapter and wanted to bury the book into the earth. HORRIBLE !
Rachit Malik
You can campare this book to a B-GRADE Hindi Adult film, which has a weak story but lots sex & romance,
the book is entertaining in starting few pages, but becomes monotonous as story goes along, the main character of the story Mohan Kumar gets into a relationship with Women, Initially everything goes well in all the relationship but after some time he gets bore with every girl/Lady he is dating with & he looks for a change,
I would he given it not more than two stars but due to unexpect
Praveen Kumar
This book is the sexual fantasies of an octogenarian.
The book starts with the divorce of Mohan Kumar, a father of two,a millionaire in his early forties,with his wife. Since he was very active in his sex life, he could control his urge for the bodily needs. He advertised in the dailies for a suitable companion to live with him with no strings attached.

He started living with many women in his house, for short span of time, with each woman. He somewhat started to like each person who he had starte
After separation from thirteen years of failed marriage, Mohan Singh, successful businessmen, initiated a “no string attached” mission for finding company of women.
He found ways to complete his sex life which he deserved from his wife. His notoriety spread with time as womanizer in his friend circle. With so many girls eyed on him to be part of a different world which Mohan had created for himself but it was dream for them with fear of social outcast. In social meetings, he was taunted as rebel
Khushwant Singh, one of the most prolific Indian authors started writing the book “The Company of Women” at the age of eighty-three and finished at age of eighty-five. The most incredible part is, by that age people generally lose all imagination skills, patient and hope but Mr. Singh stands tall. He gets rid of all the hindrances standing between him and his imagination. Writing an erotica is always a difficult task. They say you need to feel it and be part of the characters before you jot down ...more
Anish Antony
Sep 23, 2013 Anish Antony rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who likes to be erotic
Shelves: love-and-lust
My first book of Khushwant Singh. When my friend gave this book to me, he gave me a suggestion to throw away my morality and ethics.
The book is an EROTICA. I wondered how the author in his eighties accentuate sex with such intensity and vigor. The reading might stimulate your body. For some others the book might feel like a saga of Sex fantasies. Each chapter shows the libido of the protagonist Mohan Kumar, a Womanizer whose lust and relationship with Women. Each chapter ends with a coitus. The
simply soft porn.sometimes it's hard for me to understand what the author tries to tell us through his books since those books seems so simple yet people praise about it's literary value in high terms.This is one of those books in which the protagonist simply describes his life full of screwing every lady he met and die in the end without missing a tiny detail of his sexual life and i don't where i miss the literary parts .If someone had time enough to read my comment and if you had read the boo ...more
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Khushwant Singh, (Punjabi: ਖੁਸਵੰਤ ਸਿੰਘ, Hindi: खुशवंत सिंह) born on 2 February 1915 in Hadali, British India, now a part of Punjab, Pakistan, is a prominent Indian novelist and journalist. Singh's weekly column, "With Malice towards One and All", carried by several Indian newspapers, is among the most widely-read columns in the country.

An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh
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