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Khushwant Singh

Data de nascimento: 2. Fevereiro 1915
Data de falecimento: 20. Março 2014
Outros nomes: خوشنوند سینق

Khushwant Singh was an Indian novelist, lawyer, journalist and politician.He was raised in New Delhi, he studied law at St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and King's College London. After working as a lawyer in Lahore Court for eight years, he joined the Indian Foreign Service upon the Independence of India from British Empire in 1947. He was appointed journalist in the All India Radio in 1951, and then moved to the Department of Mass Communications of UNESCO at Paris in 1956. These last two careers encouraged him to pursue a literary career. As a writer, he was best known for his trenchant secularism, humour, sarcasm and an abiding love of poetry. His comparisons of social and behaviour characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. He served as the editor of several literary and news magazines, as well as two newspapers, through the 1970s and 1980s. Between 1980-1986 he served as Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.

Khushwant Singh was decorated with the Padma Bhushan in 1974. But he returned the award in 1984 in protest against Operation Blue Star in which the Indian Army raided Amritsar. In 2007 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India.

Citações Khushwant Singh

„Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.“

—  Khushwant Singh, Train to Pakistan

Variante: Maorality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion
Fonte: Train to Pakistan

„Full of spirit, wit and good sense and as free of humbug as the man himself, The Freethinker’s Prayer Book by Khushwant Singh, is a book of inspiration, comfort and entertainment for every discerning reader.“

—  Khushwant Singh

Quoted in The Freethinker’s Prayer Book by Khushwant Singh – Advance Book Review, 21 December 2013, Latest Book Reviews Net,

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„Why not all three? I have worked hard on each (stated with pride and an endearing smile).“

—  Khushwant Singh

On being asked if he would like to be remembered as a historian, journalist, or fiction writer?

„No, love is an ephemeral and illusive concept, it doesn't last; lust lasts.“

—  Khushwant Singh

On being asked, "Have you ever been in love?"
“We've Had So Many Donkeys as PM"

„I’ve no patience with Hindi films. I find them so unreal. But some I was taken to, like Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivam Sundaram.“

—  Khushwant Singh

Reply to Raj Kapoor who had asked him loudly "I’m a bosom man. What about you?"
I Don't Know One Editor In India Who Is Well-Read

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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