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Delhi – A Novel: A Novel – Khushwant Singh – Google Books

So, why only 3 stars? And the Birds Rained Down.

Nov deelhi, Nitya rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author eboook subtly tried to put this point across as he had done in Train to Pakistan. I return to Delhi as I return to my mistress Bhagmati when I have had my fill of whoring in foreign lands The narrator, after having lived abroad, comes back to live in his native city, Delhi.

Dec 05, Satish rated it it was amazing. But I am khushwant singh delhi ebook there are better books on the subject than this. His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit.

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Perhaps people who know every single event of the Mughal Empire will enjoy much more this book; I also didn’t learn something new about Indian history because the whole story khushwant singh delhi ebook too confusing and there were many useless parts like the chapters dedicated to present time. Now, that is as far as the content goes. People usually say that histories are written by rulers and the vanquished are always presented in a demeaning light, but here the writer gives skngh a chance to speak up.


Delhi and Bhagmati; the transsexual whore, form the core of this book. I guess I was holding the wrong book for the wrong reasons As the story goes forth we understand the khushwant singh delhi ebook has nothing to add to the ‘present’ story, so we find more khushwant singh delhi ebook more pages being narrated by historical characters. It acquires a roadside character ,hushwant Bhagmati is around and takes on a delicious poetic delight when the narrator is an Aurangzeb or Bahadur Shah.

No trivia or quizzes yet. You have to read between the lines, and simultaneously look outside the window of our comfortable home, and into the smelly, dirty roads of the city, to be able to appreciate it.

Preview — Delhi by Khushwant Singh. Using his trademark sarcastic humor Mr. I thought I could easily ignore the obnoxious stuff in Khushwant Singh’s books and still like them for language, frankness, humour and content. The principal narrator of the saga, which extends over six hundred years, is a bawdy, ageing delni who loves Delhi as much as he does the hijda whore Bhagmati—half man, half woman with sexual inventiveness and energy of both the sexes.

The scene of desolation fills my eyes with tears. The Girl in the Spider’s Web.


Delhi – Khushwant Singh – Google Books

I couldn’t understand which was the fictional part and which were real historical events, it was too confusing. Though the author shows the negative side of this conflict very well, he couldn’t show much of the ‘irresistible’ Delhi, as that’s what he mentions all through the book.

From tohe delyi a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament.

An Area of Darkness. She is a hijda transgender pr Khushwant Singh seems obsessed with sex. May 24, Nisha rated it liked it Shelves: T I khusgwant this book as it khushwajt one of the recommended books of historical fiction. Published May 1st by Penguin Books first published January 1st More often than not, khushdant are stories and events which are highlighted by those in power with vested interests and documented by their cronies to build a perception that may not include that of the common man.

But then one khushwant singh delhi ebook pondering on the title – ‘Delhi: It was funny in parts, horrific in others. Empires of the Indus: It has everything in it – comedy, tragedy, drama and interspersed with all kinds of sexual innuendos.