Does God exist? If he does, what form does he take? Is God even masculine? Humans have debated over questions such as these and even gone to wars over them. One can say, debating religion or God is a pointless task that only results in never ending arguments.
Khuswant Singh in his book, 'Agnostic Khuswant: There is No God' steers clear from the conversation of the existence of God. Instead, he points out that it is more important to realize that the belief in God has no consequence on the morality of a person. A person can be the most virtuous individual without any faith in God and the most despicable villain while believing in him. He has done a fantastic job in separating morality and religion while making his point.
Over the years, Khuswant Singh, has built up a reputation of creating controversy with every book he publishes and he does not shy away from it in this book. Without mincing words, Khuswant Singh questions whether religion is even needed in modern society. He points out how religion has been a bane on humanity rather than the preached benefit it supposed to have given. However, he is not dismissive of the concept of religion. He puts forth the idea of a new religion, one that is devoid of the propaganda. Through his writing, he showcases the beauty and significance of Holy Books such as the Bhagavad Gita, Quran and the Granth Sahib. He also tries to dispel the prejudices held by people of different religions. Another fascinating aspect of the book is the chapters on the author's in-depth analysis of the The Granth Sahib throws a new light on a particularly troubled period in India's History and his interactions with the Dalai Lama.
Khushwant Singh is India's best known writer and columnist. He has been the founding editor of Yojana, editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, The National Herald and The Hindustan Times. He has authored several books such as 'Train to Pakistan,' 'I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale,' 'Burial at Sea' and 'A History of the Sikhs.' Along with many books, he also translated many non-fiction books on the Sikh religion and culture, the city of Delhi, Nature, current affairs and Urdu poetry.
Agnostic Khuswant: There is no God is a fascinating book that contains a wealth of knowledge and information that will call for multiple readings.
The paperback edition is available and you can get your own copy by ordering online using the following ISBN codes, ISBN-10: 9381431116 and ISBN-13: 978-9381431115.