The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh traces the phases of a boy’s relationship with his grandmother while growing up. At first there is an inter- dependency. THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. 3. 1. The Portrait of a Lady. Khushwant Singh. Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context. Portrait of a Lady: Collected Stories [Khushwant Singh] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When the red lilies bloom on the waterlogged.
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To ask other readers questions about The Portrait of a Ladyplease sign up. See 1 question about The Portrait of a Lady…. Lists with This Book. Sep 12, Glenna Barlow rated it really liked it. Jun 06, Skngh rated it really liked it. A wonderful mix of entertaining and thought provoking stories.
Some of them were not so appealing but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Khushwant singh was having a very unique style of writing which I loved the most.
The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh
This was my third book by him and I have been a fan of his words since the first one. Overall a great entertaining read. Must read for all who want to have a good dose of laughter. Looking forward to read the second volume soon. Jun 15, Jatin Kanwar rated it really liked it. This book is an absolute treat for all Indian short fiction admirers. Unlike khushwajt writers of the league of Chetan BhagatKhushwant Singh is a class apart and caters porrrait to literary senses of the readers.
This book is a collection to 40 of khushwanr short stories. Sep 20, kapil rated it it was ok Shelves: Literally, most stories in this book shouldn’t have made it to the book and stayed in the author’s notebook.
Short Story Analysis: The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh – The Sitting Bee
What an insincere piece of work! Apr 02, Rajmr64 Rajeev rated it liked it. This a collection of short stories penned by the Sardar of prose The title story is an account of a the life of the author’s grandmother.
It is very touching and thought provoking. The collection is interspersed with certain gems that I would rate very highly amongst the best in the genre of short stories that I have read Please do read it, leaves you feeling light and happy, like you have had a nic This a collection of short stories penned by the Sardar of prose Please do read it, leaves you feeling light and happy, like you have had a nice meal I always enjoy Khushwant Singh May his soul rest in peace Feb 08, Arnab Das rated it liked it.
Without a doubt this is the most exhaustive collection of Khushwant Singh’s short stories. The author is as comfortable writing short stories as he is writing novels. The stories are varied and typical of KS. The penultimate story called “Wanted: A Son” could not have been written by anyone else.
If one is a KS fan, this is a must read.
Mar 16, Ankur Chawla rated it it was ok. Jun 18, Soumendu added it. After a long long time I read Khuswant Singh I like his simple language, the funny bones and ofcourse and amazing Indian narrative. Nov 01, Sandeep Satish rated it it was amazing. The quick wit and the observational marvel that is Khushwant Singh can be read page to page in each story that can capture the reader’s imagination and also provoke him or her to question the deeper things in the Indian society.
Mar 20, Ayushi Nayak rated it really liked it. Note to Self, numero dos: Uggggghhhhhhh, can’t review this one too! I dunno what’s happening. Been moving around too much all my life!
Have to find the review to this one too. Next up, mission retrieving all my PC data this summer! Very interesting stories Brilliant writer, has a vast knowledge of different characters of distinguish races. Simply become a fan oh his writings. If you read looking for a best time passing book this is the one. Jun 03, Rahul Khanna rated it really liked it Shelves: I cannot comprehend why people felt restraint while rating this hilarious collection of short stories.
When I started reading this book I felt 2 stars are enough but as I reached to last six – comparatively long – short stories my rating augmented to 5 stars with a broad smile on my face. Mar 02, Henrey rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I like the story it is so instructing. Mar 20, Aravindh Kumar rated it it was amazing. It’s a poignant portrayal of how traditional values of our country are silently being displaced by urbanisation and modern life.
This one will leave quite an impact on you. Jun 22, Tavleen Kaur rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 23, Harpreet Singh rated it liked it. Description and writing is good. Few stories in the end are two sexually explicit. Feb 04, Lakshmi Satish rated it liked it.
Its a good book. Its shows how relationships between the older generation and the younger one can get strained in time and also because of modernization especially in Indian khsuhwant.
Mar 03, Rebecca rated it really liked it. Good short stories touching various aspects of indian society with unexpected endings: Feb 16, Niharika Jadav rated it liked it. Aditi Mitra rated it really liked it Jul 21, Sudhir Saha rated it really khushwnat it Sep 29, Aug 06, Priyanka Bhagat added it. Debdip Chakraborty rated it liked it Nov 19, Devorica rated it liked it Nov 09, Richa Vani rated it really liked it Feb 04, Preeti rated it really liked it Jul 16, Rini Shah rated it really liked it Mar 26, Ayush Tiwari rated it really liked it Mar 22, Rajashree Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Dec 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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.
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