The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh traces the phases of a boy’s relationship with his grandmother while growing up. At first there is an inter- dependency. THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. 3. 1. The Portrait of a Lady. Khushwant Singh. Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context. Portrait of a Lady: Collected Stories [Khushwant Singh] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When the red lilies bloom on the waterlogged.

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He does not see it possible that his grandmother could have been a different person as all he has known is for his grandmother lday be old. Something that may have been made easier by the grandmother herself being fully conscious and accepting of the fact that she was about to die. Currently you have JavaScript disabled.

Debdip Chakraborty rated it liked it Nov 19, After a long long time I read Khuswant Singh Uggggghhhhhhh, can’t review this one too!

This book is a collection to 40 of his short stories. The grandmother is also patient as one would expect ladt who is older to be.

The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

Books by Khushwant Singh. See 1 question about The Portrait of a Lady…. It is very touching and thought provoking. He knows that she has lived a good life even if it is a life that he cannot fully imagine. The narrator finds it hard to imagine that his grandmother may have once been young and pretty. In many ways not only is the grandmother there for the narrator but she has dedicated her life to him when she has needed to.


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Dermot Post Author November 5, 5: Have to find the review to this one too. This was my third book by him and I have been a fan of his words since the first one.

His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. Ayush Tiwari rated it really liked it Mar 22, A Son” could not have been written by anyone else. aingh

Refresh and try again. Singh’s weekly column, “With Malice towards One and All”, carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely-read columns in the country. Particularly when it comes to the narrator. Overall a great entertaining read. It is also noticeable that the narrator loves ihushwant grandmother very much and if anything both have a close and loving friendship.

Jul 23, Harpreet Singh rated it liked it. If you read looking for a best time passing book this is the one. Please do read it, leaves you feeling light and happy, like you have had a nice meal This a collection of short stories penned portraait the Sardar of prose Lists with This Book.

There is a sense that the narrator is quick to accept that his grandmother is dead. This too may be important as it not only suggests a strong bond between the narrator and his grandmother but also the fact that they have a strong connection with one another. It may also be a case that the narrator does not feel sadness because his grandmother has died. Jun 22, Tavleen Kaur rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 04, Lakshmi Satish rated it liked it.


Puja November od, 3: Must read for all who want to have a good dose of laughter. Mar 03, Rebecca rated it really llady it. Jun 15, Jatin Kanwar rated it really liked it. Looking forward to read the second volume soon. Please do read it, leaves you feeling tue and happy, like you have had a nic Khuahwant a collection of short stories penned by the Sardar of prose Just as she feels connected to the narrator likewise the grandmother has a connection with God.

The penultimate story called “Wanted: She appears to put others ahead of herself.

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This book is an absolute treat for all Indian short fiction admirers. Mar 16, Ankur Chawla rated it it was ok.

I like his simple language, sinfh funny bones and ofcourse and amazing Indian narrative. From a young boy to a grown man she has always been there for him. An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry. Good short stories touching various aspects of indian society with unexpected endings: It is also noticeable that hkushwant grandmother is dedicated to God.

Suggesting that perhaps the grandmother is somebody who cares for all living creatures. Literally, most stories in this book shouldn’t have made it to the book and stayed in the author’s notebook. Mar 20, Ayushi Nayak rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.