Paradise and Other Stories
Overview: Paradise and Other Stories
An awe-inspiring, sassy & ruminating collection of short stories spun around characters flavored with local names and set in the immediate aftermath of erstwhile Independent India. This is Khushwant Singh's return to short fiction after a brief period of time. The book is an oratory tool of the author as he starts asking legitimately humorous and agnostically prudent questions through his characters and answers them in his usual tongue-in-cheek, short-term hilarity & distorting responses. While the stories are random and have no interferences with others, the visual atmosphere is memorably funny in segments.
Widely contrasting stories with amusing characters, the book strikes at random moments with its raunchy outlook on sex, about a New Yorker's Indian tale, portraying the Holy Ganga in an anti-pious manner to grandeurs of political drama. Pounding on the innocent or rather ignorant thoughts of individuals who believe in miracles to men who seek 'horoscope help' to find themselves a nice wife, the stories are charming and are influenced by political precedents. The author takes a dig at religious beliefs by legitimizing his voice from a rationalist's perspective.
About the Prolific Writer
Khushwant Singh (1915-2014) is one of the best celebrated literary figures in India. Born in British India, he was a noted columnist who had a deep interest in poetry .He was a historian, a politician, a lawyer by education, a journalist at his core vying for secularism, a prolific writer touching on the subject of post-colonial independence, a terrific fiction author quick witted and intense.
His personal columnist piece "With Malice towards One and All" is one of the critically popular journalistic columns read in India. Before his tryst with Literature, he was an editor of the Illustrated Weekly and founder editor of Yojana. Khushwant Singh is one of the rare gems to be part of a short list of Indo-Anglian writers. His best works such as Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale & Delhi: A Novel have been heralded as classics. He had the worthy distinction to receive Padma Vibhushan for his works in literature.
Features: Paradise and Other Stories
A memorable collection of short stories by author Khushwant Singh. The book is originally written, edited & published in English language. The literature volume was published on September 1, 2010 by Penguin India. Originally printed and distributed as a paperback volume, it is available in stores in the same binding format. Paradise and Other Stories is now available.
The code is ISBN 13-9780143415152 & ISBN 10-0143415158. The book is a thorough & smooth flowing read of about 148 pages.
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