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The Freethinker's Prayer Book
The Freethinker's Prayer Book
Author : Khushwant Singh
Publisher : NA
Language : English
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Availability : InCirculation
No Of Pages : 208
In this eclectic and deeply personal collection, Indias grand old man of letters brings together precepts, prayers and practical advice by prophets, poets and philosophers, and his favourite passages from the seminal texts of the worlds major faiths. The Bible and the Granth Sahib speak to us from these pages, as do the Quran and the Vedas. The songs of mystics and saints like Kabir, Rumi and Teresa of vila mix with the verse of poets like Ghalib, Tagore and Keats. In the final section, Khushwant Singh shares some of his own life codes and those of the rebels and mavericks he most admires.

Full of spirit, wit and good sense and as free of humbug as the man himself this is a book of inspiration, comfort and entertainment for every discerning reader.

About the Author
Born in Punjabs Hadali village (now in Pakistan) in 1915 Khushwant Singh has acquired an iconic stature: he is, arguably, Indias best-known and most widely read author, columnist and journalist. He was founder- editor of Yojana, and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, National Herald and the Hindustan Times. His first book, The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories, was published in 1950, and he has published several acclaimed and best- selling books of fiction and non-fiction in the six decades since. The best known among these are the novels Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi; his autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice; and the two-volume A History of the Sikhs. He has also translated the work of major Urdu and Punjabi poets, novelists and short-story writers. Khushwant Singh was member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974; he returned the award in 1984 to protest the siege of the Golden Temple by the Indian army. In 2007, he was awarded Indias second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan.
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