Khushwant Singh Best Indian Short Stories, Volume 2

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Harper Collins, Jun 6, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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The sequel to the bestselling Khushwant Singh Selects Best Indian Short Stories - Volume I... Following the success of the first collection, Khushwant Singh, the country's foremost literary figure, serves up another round of the finest fiction from across India. Contributors include P.L. Deshpande, B.K. Karanjia, M. Karunanidhi, Kamleshwar, Shiv K. Kumar, P. Lal, R.K. Laxman, Manohar Malgonkar, Inder Malhotra, Saadat Hasan Manto, Dina Mehta, Mohan Rakesh, Bhisham Sahni, Khushwant Singh and Yashpal.
 

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Contents

Introduction
TWO No Status for Saints
FOUR The Corpse
SIX The Fat Frog
EIGHT The Gold Frame
TEN Hush
TWELVE A Slice of the Melon
FOURTEEN The Landlady
SIXTEEN Siraj
EIGHTEEN An Unprofitable
NINETEEN The Woman at the Bus Stop
TWENTYONE The Agnostic
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Khushwant Singh is easily the most widely read author in India today. He has done different things at different times: practiced law, diplomacy and politics, taught comparative religion at Princeton and Swarthmore, and edited the Illustrated Weekly of India and The Hindustan Times. He has also edited and translated a number of literary works. His acerbic pen, his wit and humour, and, most of all, his ability to laugh at himself, have ensured him immense popularity over the years. He was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. Among other honours, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 by the president of India (he returned the decoration in 1984 in protest against the Union government's siege of the Golden Temple, Amritsar). He lives in New Delhi.

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