Khushwant Singh

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  • Aali Areefur Rehman

Khushwant Singh published his first volume of short fiction in 1950, three years after India's independence, and since then has become one of the country's best known writers in English. Like R.K. Narayan before him, and unlike some of his younger contemporaries, he never permanently left his country to become an expatriate, and has continued to reside and work in India, principally in Delhi, the city in which he grew up and which (together with his native Punjab province) has figured in much of his writing. Beginning as a writer of fiction, he went on to gain distinction as a historian, translator and journalist. Over his long life, indeed, he has spent time in a number of other professions, including law, diplomacy, radio broadcasting …

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Rehman, Aali Areefur. "Khushwant Singh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 March 2004
[, accessed 30 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. Indian Prose Fiction in English