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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part E (2018)

A study of cultural and historical aspects in selected works of Khushwant Singh

Author(s)
Dr. Navjot Kaur
Abstract
It is only appropriate to attribute Khushwant Singh as one of the greatest historians, novelists, an excellent political analyst, an observer and societal activist in Indian literary history. This paper intends to explore the cultural and historical context in selected works of Khushwant Singh. It reflects the notion of culture concerning the discourse of civilization, philosophy, daily life, science and ideology His books firmly rooted in contemporary India's modern history and political condition, include Train to Pakistan (1956), one of India's most convincing narratives in 1947; The Nightingale (1961) and Delhi: A Novel (1990). Khushwant Singh reared his head as a blunt rationalist with the release of his Train to Pakistan (1956). The effect of Partition on the Indian-Pakistan frontier is portrayed in this book. His second book, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale (1959) presents an amusing image of a joint Sikh family symbolising the numerous reactions of Indians to the 1940's Independence struggle. Subsequently, Delhi (1990) and The Company of Women (1999) were also released on a similar note. In each of his books, he is acknowledged for his savage way of digging out the reality. This paper delves into his selective works reflecting his views on cultural and historical significance.
Pages: 398-400  |  155 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Navjot Kaur. A study of cultural and historical aspects in selected works of Khushwant Singh. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(6):398-400.
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