New Delhi: India’s ‘dirty old man’ is back with a new work. ‘Absolute Khushwant’, written in collaboration with Humra Quraishi, deals with Khushwant’s life, loves and works. Published by Penguin, the book throws light on the low down on life, death and other things of India’s grand old man of letters.
One of the great icons of our time, Khushwant Singh, 95, is a man of contradictions. An agnostic who’s well-versed in the holy scriptures; a vocal champion of free speech who supported the Emergency; a ‘dirty old man’ who sees ‘the world in a grain of sand and beauty in a wild flower.
Born in 1915 in pre-partition Punjab, Khushwant Singh has been witness to almost all the major events in modern Indian history and has known most of the figures who have shaped it. In a career spanning over six decades as writer, editor and journalist, his views have been provocative and controversial, but they have also been profound, deeply perceptive and always compelling. Khushwant Singh has never been less than honest.
With personal anecdotes and rare photographs, Absolute Khushwant is uncompromising, moving and straight from the heart.