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Not a Nice Man to Know: The Best of Khushwant Singh

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IS A SELECTION OF THE BEST FICTION AND POETRY THAT APPEARED IN VAGARTHA.
Paperback, 459 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Penguin Books,India
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Saju  Pillai
Nov 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
an ode to the scotch drinking sardar of delhi "

A collection of articles, columns, short fiction and jokes by Khushwant Singh. Some good, some bad and some inexcusably boring !.

Khushwant is at his best when taking on Indian holy men nee charlatans. His articles on Bhutto, Phoolan Devi & Nirad Chaudhuri are worth a read, everything else is mediocre in comparison
Koel
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While I had read similar profiles in "Death at my Doorstep", the columns were new for me. Giving a glimpse into his life, Khushwant Singh also teaches readers about few basics. How to avoid great talkers, how to be happy and the best "Prepare for Death while Alive". I must admit that I did take some pointers while reading and hope to implement them. It is funny to think that as a child, I have often thought of why I was born as an Indian. And in "Why I am an Indian", Singh explains that very sim ...more
Sanyukta Suryavanshi
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Best collection of Khushwant Singh's short stories and novel. Depicting his candid way of writing.
Amongst which Portrait Of a lady is remarkably awesome.
Pranav
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
Neat writing. As usual, Khushwant's candid and perverse views
Jaseena AL
Rating : 2 stars
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Jul 11, 2010 rated it liked it
The editorials and letters are particularly interesting. The rest I was not too keen about.
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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, was a prominent Indian novelist and journalist. 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.

An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Sing
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