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Khushwant Singh is one of those Indian authors who has seen it all, has been around, and has lived life to the fullest. This 98 year old most-famous Indian writer has been entertaining and educating his fans with honest and sharp observations that come strokes of humor. His writings have inspired and enlightened millions since ages. In his latest book Khushwantnama: The Lessons Of My Life, he shares a life lived completely and the lessons he has learn from it.
He has spoken about few specific topic in great detail and shares his personal views on that specific subject. In Khushwantnama: The Lessons Of My Life the author offers personal tips on how to live a long and healthy life. He does not advocate any medical tips in this section, but shares his personal tips that have helped him live a healthy and long life.
The second chapter of the book details how to deal with old age. As the author himself is facing the same old age, he shares his experiences on the same. The third chapter is about the meaning of religion and in the fourth one, the author talks about a taboo subject - sex, and discusses the joys of sex. Among other topics, the author talks about the perils of politics, how to cope with retirement, future of India, the pleasures of poetry, politicians, fear of death, what it takes to be a writer, and the importance of laughter. The last section contains a variety of other topics as well.
At the age of 98, Khushwant Singh (India's most loved author) has come up with another masterpiece in Khushwantnama: The Lessons Of My Life. In this book, the famous prolific author deals with a wide variety of subjects - those that are as diverse as old age.
About Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh was an Anglo-Indian writer, advocate, politician and journalist. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Mr. Singh is best remembered for his humour, love of poetry and his vigourous treatment of secularism in his writings, most evident in: The Company of Women, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, With Malice towards One and All, The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories and Delhi: A Novel.A graduate of Government College, Lahore, St. Stephen's College in Delhi and King's College London, he read for the Bar at the Inner Temple and served as a practising lawyer for nearly fifteen years before entering journalism. He has worked with The Illustrated Weekly, The National Herald and Hindustan Times. A prolific writer, Mr. Singh wrote till the grand old age of 99, releasing his last work The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous a few months before his passing in March 2014.