Imatge de l'autor

Khushwant Singh (1915–2014)

Autor/a de Train to Pakistan

157+ obres 2,744 Membres 56 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Khushwant Singh was born on February 2, 1915 in the village of Hadali in what is now the Punjab province of Pakistan. He attended St. Stephen's College in Delhi, Government College in Lahore, and King's College London. In 1947, he worked for India's ministry of external affairs and served as press mostra'n més officer in Ottawa and London. From 1980 to 1986, he was a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament. He was an author and journalist. His newspaper column, With Malice Towards One and All, was syndicated all over India. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 novels and short-story collections including Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Delhi: A Novel, The Company of Women, and The Sunset Club. He also wrote a two-volume History of the Sikhs, an autobiography entitled Truth, Love and a Little Malice, and a book of biographical profiles entitled The Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous. He died on March 20, 2014 at the age of 99. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Khushwant Singh

Train to Pakistan (1956) 978 exemplars
Delhi (1990) 182 exemplars
The Company of Women (1999) 119 exemplars
Truth, Love and a Little Malice (2002) 113 exemplars
Sunset Club (2010) 43 exemplars
End of India (2003) 39 exemplars
India: An Introduction (1970) 36 exemplars
Kipling's India (1994) 29 exemplars
The Sikhs (1984) 25 exemplars
Burial at Sea (2004) 22 exemplars
Women and Men in My Life (1707) 22 exemplars
Death at My Doorstep (2005) 21 exemplars
Sahibs Who Loved India (2009) 20 exemplars
We Indians (1993) 20 exemplars
Sex, Scotch & Scholarship (1992) 18 exemplars
5 Indian Masters (2003) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
The Collected Novels (1996) 18 exemplars
A history of the Sikhs (1963) 15 exemplars
Our Favourite Indian Stories (2002) 13 exemplars
Paradise and Other Stories (2004) 13 exemplars
The Mark of Vishnu (2011) 13 exemplars
Joke Book (1995) 13 exemplars
Gods and Godmen of India (2003) 13 exemplars
Classic Khushwant Singh (1999) 12 exemplars
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book II (1995) 11 exemplars
The Freethinker's Prayer Book (2012) 11 exemplars
More Malicious Gossip (1991) 10 exemplars
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book IV (2013) 9 exemplars
Land of five rivers (2006) 8 exemplars
My Bleeding Punjab (1992) 8 exemplars
Mano Majra (1956) 8 exemplars
Malicious Gossip (1987) 7 exemplars
Umrao Jan Ada (2004) 7 exemplars
The Lost Victory (2005) 6 exemplars
Nature Watch (1997) 6 exemplars
Big Fat Joke Book (2000) 6 exemplars
Songs of the Gurus (2008) — Traductor — 5 exemplars
Pakistan mail (2010) 5 exemplars
On Women: Selected Writings (2014) 5 exemplars
Jannat Aur Anya Kahaniyan (2008) 5 exemplars
On Religion: Selected Writings (2014) 4 exemplars
Khushwant Singh Treasury (2007) 4 exemplars
View of India (1974) 4 exemplars
The Sikhs Today (1985) 3 exemplars
Extraordinary Indians (2017) 3 exemplars
Maharaja in Denims (2014) 3 exemplars
Hymns of the Gurus (2003) 3 exemplars
Joke Book: v. 5 (2013) 3 exemplars
Many Moods Many Faces (1989) 3 exemplars
Sights and sounds of the world (2001) 2 exemplars
ON INDIA (2017) 2 exemplars
Auratien (Hindi Edition) (2013) 2 exemplars
Collected Stories (2007) 2 exemplars
Hymns of Guru Nanak (1997) 2 exemplars
Indira Gandi Returns (1979) 2 exemplars
Las MIL Y Una Noches De Delhi (1991) 2 exemplars
Samudra Ki Lehron Mein (2013) 2 exemplars
I believe 1 exemplars
Shri Ram: a biography (1968) 1 exemplars
Dus pratinidhi kahaniyan (1997) 1 exemplars
Mera Lahuluan Punjab (2007) 1 exemplars
I accuse 1 exemplars
The Sunset Club (2010) 1 exemplars
Untold Love Stories From India (2014) 1 exemplars
Hymns Of The Gurus (2003) 1 exemplars
The Big Fat Joke Book (2000) 1 exemplars
India 1 exemplars
Gurus, Godmen and Good People (1979) 1 exemplars
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book 9 (2013) 1 exemplars
Azadi 1 exemplars
Khushwant Singh's Joke Book (1987) 1 exemplars
MERA BHARAT 1 exemplars
Karma 1 exemplars
Swarg : Aani Iter Katha (2010) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

De tatoeëerder en andere verhalen (1980) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories (Signet Classics) (2009) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Selections from the Sacred Writings of the Sikhs (1973) — Traductor — 7 exemplars


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This will be one of the few times I complain that a book wasn't long enough. A breezy read, and Singh portrays an absolutely heartbreaking, gorgeous picture of small-village living India during the partition. It didn't quite go where I was expecting, or perhaps where I wanted it to. In the end, I was left wanting more; I wanted to learn more about the details of it, the major players that were responsible and a more sweeping epic. I've rarely read a historical fiction novel about a subject that only made me want to learn even more, so for that I give it 4 stars.

The final 30 pages completely ramp up everything; the tension, the dialogue, the hate and the horror. Some of the images depicted are so vile and terrifying yet Singh only uses these passages sparingly, and to great effect. Terrific ending, one of my favorite in recent memory. I'm really glad I was recommended this one by a good friend.
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hskey | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2024 |
I couldn't locate "Train to Pakistan" on Goodreads, hence commenting on this collection.

It is an incredible piece of storytelling.
harishwriter | Oct 12, 2023 |
This book contains short stories by the best short story writers in the region. It starts with Toba Tek Singh and contains gems by others like Rajinder Singh Bedi.

Many stories have been set around the Partition, showing the deep wounds of that period.

Kushwant Singh's translation is top-notch.
RajivC | Aug 30, 2023 |
A comienzos de 1947 los territorios del Indostán que dependían del Imperio Británico alcanzan la independencia. El territorio continental de la India queda dividido en dos países: India y Pakistán (de mayoría musulmana); el odio religioso se extiende por ambos produciendo centenares de miles de muertos y generando un conflicto que todavía perdura. Cuando en Mano Majra, un pequeño pueblo al norte de la India junto a la frontera con Pakistán, el prestamista local es asesinado, todas las sospechas recaen sobre un conocido ladrón sij, enamorado de una musulmana. Las habladurías que provoca el crimen, la llegada de un tren cargado de cadáveres y los rumores de revueltas en otras partes del país terminan enrareciendo la convivencia en el pueblo. Este clásico de la literatura india, publicado por primera vez en 1956, nos recuerda lo sencillo que es incitar al odio y romper la armonía en comunidades que han convivido pacíficamente durante siglos.… (més)
Natt90 | Hi ha 26 ressenyes més | Mar 17, 2023 |



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