Jump to navigation. Two things struck me immediately about this book. The first - and I don't know if this is to my credit or Khushwant Singh's - is how well I know his work! Almost everything in this book was instantly recognisable.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Mala Dayal Editor. In this book, Khushwant Singh profiles women who have played important roles in his life as well as his fiction. Get A Copy. Unknown Binding , pages. Published December 31st by Penguin Books first published October 14th More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 20, Surabhi Nijhawan rated it really liked it. A very interesting read. Singh keeps it short and crisp, highlighting the details. This is one of those books that amuse you and entertain you. Unforgettable women can be revisited multiple times. Jul 12, Sara Khan rated it liked it.
View 2 comments. Jul 21, Ananyo rated it liked it. This was my first experience with Khushwant Singh's writing. Although extremely well written, there are several issues with this book. Approximately half of the accounts in the book are of real life women whom Singh had met and interacted with, and the remaining are taken from his stories and novels. The first problem is with this latter part. While those characters are complete fleshed out ones in the novel or the story, the editor has done an extremely shoddy job at editing and compiling them This was my first experience with Khushwant Singh's writing.
While those characters are complete fleshed out ones in the novel or the story, the editor has done an extremely shoddy job at editing and compiling them into this collection. The second problem is with the former half. Singh may have found his interactions with some not all of those women unforgettable, but his narration of said account barely leaves a mark on the reader.
I felt some accounts could have been told better. Singh's over-indulgence with sex and sexual motifs can get on your nerves. The only saving grace is Singh's flair for writing, which keeps you glued to the book even if what he's saying isn't very interesting.
Mar 26, Vineeth rated it really liked it. The way Kushwant Singh writes : it's simply glue the reader to the pages ; though his usal clamour of being so explicit about sex is not there to find, but the description of him about saree struck me. But overall it's crisp, easy to read, and moreover less erotic. Jul 10, Suman Das rated it it was ok. Not Bad Aug 13, Autumn Leaf rated it did not like it Shelves: reads , i-own , non-fiction , review.
I would have given one or two more stars to this book if I hadn't read the last anecdote 'Georgine'. It was horrendous. Feb 12, Kanika Bedi Chopra rated it liked it.
I had a nice time reading this one. Its a compilation of several stories only wishing some stories were ended in a better manner as their endings seemed a little blunt.
Apr 28, Shalini rated it really liked it Shelves: keepers. Pretty interesting to read about different women. Young, old, poor, important, remarkable, ordinary, Indian, black, hijra and even a ghost. I like the way Khushwant Singh writes about women. He is respectful and he understands that women are sexual creatures too.
Reading some parts, I was weirded out, cause he really did seem like a dirty old man especially the last story with Georgine But I guess that is why he is Khushwant Singh. Jun 03, Manish Malik rated it liked it Shelves: indian , quicky , brit-india. Amrita Sher-gil was a narcissist and a nymphomaniac,and only if one could write like this today, his women are real, but are they? Sep 01, Mohsin Hussain rated it it was amazing. I must admit that this book is like a tale of epics in itself.
With so many enchanting characters, both fiction as well as real ingeniously woven on its pages, I could do nothing, except let Mr.
Singh guide me to the world where exciting encounters were more than just an occasional fling. Sep 01, Shashi bhushan rated it it was ok. Jul 08, Robin rated it did not like it Shelves: read-in Other than first portrayal, of his grandmother, tedious. Aug 12, Shannon Zirkle-prabhakar marked it as to-read.
I registered a book at BookCrossing. Jun 16, Abhinav Garg rated it liked it. Ritesh Nagpal rated it really liked it Dec 16, Vinayak Garg rated it it was ok Jul 18, Rahul rated it did not like it Apr 02, Ankita rated it really liked it May 01, Shefali Thakur rated it liked it Jan 04, Pulkit Veer rated it liked it May 09, Dr Dalla rated it liked it Apr 28, Anil Roy rated it liked it Jan 13, Ayesha Khan rated it liked it Jul 20, Saima Zaman Tisha rated it did not like it Jul 13, Sanjeev Saraswat rated it it was ok Nov 14, Jency rated it liked it May 11, Nihita rated it liked it Apr 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Khushwant Singh. Khushwant Singh. Singh's weekly column, "With Malice towards One and All", carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely-read columns in the country. An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry.
His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. Books by Khushwant Singh.
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