In Khushwantnama, the year-old reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as. “In Khushwantnama, the 98 yearold reflects on a life lived fully and the lessons it has taught him. Here is his distilled wisdom on subjects as diverse as old age. Gursharan Kaur receiving a copy of “Khushwantnama The Lessons of My Life” from Khushwant Singh at his residence in New Delhi.

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On the credit side I have over eighty books: Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Overall, the book Not up to the standards set by Khushwant Singh in his previous books. He adhered to a strict routine of diet and had a humorous take on life. It’s refreshing to have such differing opinions presented to you Khushwant Singh is brilliant. Aug 15, Jigyasa Malhotra lkfe it it was amazing.

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Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My Life

So I refrain from proffering any rating. He has a view on everything right from food habits to journalism. Apr 02, Soumya Gudiyella rated it liked it.

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Here is ljfe distilled wisdom on subjects as diverse as old age and the fear of death; on the joy of sex, the pleasures of poetry and the importance of laughter; on how to cope with retirement and live a long, happy and healthy life. Dec 10, Avinash Pandey rated it really liked it. Kushwant Singh’s last book, he manages to show glimpses of his wry wit and genius.


I have found his 12 rules to live long and happy very informative and amusing. There was not much to be learned from this book, other than the author’s character.

Vassanji, Jhumpa Lahiri and many other having a great impact on him. Not up to the standards set by Khushwant Singh in his previous books.

He has done different things at different times: 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. Apr 04, Partha Karmakar rated it it was ok.

IF and When I reach the ripe age of 60, I will see if I could lament and reminisce about all the good, bad and worse things I’ve done and have happened to me in my life. The great sardarji, even in his late 90s, does not lose his candour and precision and persuasively puts across his views on things both banal and special. He continues to mock charlatans and hypocrites and urges the audience to uphold pluralistic and enlightened values. The 98 year old inspiration: At the age of 98,he shares his pearls of wisdom through this book.


View all posts by nmafzal. His stories which instruct, amaze and also provoke readers to challenge social hegemony and religious bigotry, appeals to youth to rebel being iconoclast. He even has his epitaph ready. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Here, too, are his reflections on politics, politicians and the future of India; on what it takes to be a writer; and on what religion means to him.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book is a delightful read and that gentle smile remains throughout. And readers who like poetry both Mh and Urdu, don’t read an I have been reading his books since my college days and Khushwant Singh is one author who never disappoints you. Readers looking for literary genius and heavy intellectual stimulation combined with literary pomp, please stay away from the book.