Khushwant Singh's Big Book of Malice

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Penguin Books India, 2000 - Anecdotes - 297 pages
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Malice. The Word Is Synonymous With Khushwant Singh; His Pen Has Spared No One. For Over Four Decades As India S Most Widely-Read Columnist, He Has Commented On Just About Everything: Religion, Politics, Our Future, Our Past, Prohibition, Impotency, Presidents, Politicians, Cricket, Dog-Haters, Astrologers, The Banning Of Books, The Secret Of 1Ongevity...The List Is Endless. Candid To The Point Of Being Outrageous, Khushwant Singh Makes Both His Reader And Subject Wince. He Writes Unabashedly On Nose Picking, Wife-Bashing, Bribing Journalists, Gender Wars And The Desires Of An Octogenarian; On Nehru And Edwina, Laloo, Bal Thackeray, Chandraswami And Sonia Gandhi, Among Host Of Others.

Khushwant Singh S Big Book Of Malice Brings Together Some Of His Nastiest And Most Irreverent Pieces. Witty, Sharp And Brutally Honest, This Collection Is Certain To Delight And Provoke Readers Of All Ages.

Good People Can Be Crashing Bores. Evil Men Who Combine Evil-Doing With Drunkenness, Debauchery And Making Illicit Money Make More Interesting Characters Because They Pack Their Lives With Action. They Do What Most Of Us Would Like To Do But Do Not Have The Guts To.
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User Review  - Kushal - Goodreads

A brilliant composition of the author's experiences and ironic depiction of changing India in contemporary times. Totally enjoyed the book and would recommend it for funny, light reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Gurdeep Singh - Goodreads

This collection of KS's column is a look back into the past for me. His articles are a chronicle of India, it's people and politics in the last five years of the last millennium. The writing is as ... Read full review

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Khushwant Singh was born on February 2, 1915 in the village of Hadali in what is now the Punjab province of Pakistan. He attended St. Stephen's College in Delhi, Government College in Lahore, and King's College London. In 1947, he worked for India's ministry of external affairs and served as press officer in Ottawa and London. From 1980 to 1986, he was a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament. He was an author and journalist. His newspaper column, With Malice Towards One and All, was syndicated all over India. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 novels and short-story collections including Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi: A Novel, The Company of Women, and The Sunset Club. He also wrote a two-volume History of the Sikhs, an autobiography entitled Truth, Love and a Little Malice, and a book of biographical profiles entitled The Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous. He died on March 20, 2014 at the age of 99.

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