Not a Nice Man to Know: The Best of Khushwant Singh

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collects the best of over fifty years of his prose - including his finest journalistic pieces, short stories, translations, jokes and a play, as well as excerpts from his autobiography, novels and non-fiction books. Taken together, this collection shows just why Khushwant Singh is one of the country's most celebrated and widely-read authors.

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Khushwant Singh is India's best-known writer and columnist. He has been founder - editor of Yojana, and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He is also the author of several books which include the novels Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi, The Company of Women and Burial at Sea; the classic two-volume A History of the Sikhs; and a number of translations and non-fiction books on Sikh religion and culture, Delhi, nature, current affairs and Urdu poetry. His autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, was published in 2002. Khushwant Singh was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974, but returned the decoration in 1984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.

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