The Voice of God & Other Stories|
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ProductID: 7778 - Paperback - 139 Pages (Year: 2002)
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A collection of 19 short stories from India's famous literary figure. Most of the stories in this collection were first issued under the title 'The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories' in England by The Saturn Press.
Brief, lucid, surprising…has the faculty of being ironical at the expense of his won countrymen… Reminds one of Tolstoy.
-The Manchester Guardian
A writer of great liveliness…scenes of contemporary India viewed with a satirical realistic eye.
-The Times Literary Supplement
Plenty of sardonic wit and knowledge of people and their circumstances: no nonsense.
The English language …subtly treated by an Indian.
-Paula Wiking in Blitz
No other writer…has this exceptional skill of clear portrayal.
Delightful reading…the first of its kind.
KHUSHWANT SINGH, Indian writer, is a Sikh from shahpur, now in Pakistan. Studied at Kings College, London, and is a Barrister-at-law (Inner Temple) and an LL.B Practised at the high Court of Lahore. Was professor of Hindu Law and Jurisprudence. Joined the diplomatic service. He was the Press Attache to the High Commissioner for India in London. At present he is the Chief Editor of Yojana, published by the Ministry of information and Broadcasting.
About the Author
Khushwant Singh was born in 1915 in Hadali, Punjab. He was educated at Government College, Lahore, and at King's College and the Inner Temple in London. He practiced at the Lahore High Court for several years before joining the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in 19477. He was sent on diplomatic postings to Canada and London and later went to Paris with UNESCO>
He began a distinguished career as a journalist with All India Radio in 1951. Since then he has been founder-editor of Yojna, editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, editor of the National Herald, and the editor of The Hindustan Times. Today he is India's best known columnist and journalist.
Khushwant Singh has also had an extremely successful career as a writer. Among the works published are classic two-volume history of the Sikhs, several novels - including Train to Pakistan, which won the Grove Press Award for the best work of fiction in 1954, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi - and a number of translated works and non-fiction books on Delhi, nature, and current affairs. His latest novel, The Company of Women, has since been released.
Khushwant Singh was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. Among other honors he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 by the President of India. He returned this decoration in 1984 in protest against the Union Government's siege of the Golden Temple, Amritsar.