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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The penultimate story called “Wanted: Trivia About The Portrait of a The author is as comfortable writing short stories as he is writing novels.

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Rajashree Chowdhury rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Throughout the story the narrator never once criticizes his grandmother. Paperbackpages. Literally, most stories in this book shouldn’t have made it to the book and stayed in the author’s notebook.

To see what your sinh thought of this book, please sign up. Preeti rated it really liked it Jul 16, Richa Vani rated it really liked it Feb 04, kbushwant It is also noticeable that the narrator loves his grandmother very much and if anything both have a close and loving friendship.

The quick wit and the observational marvel that is Khushwant Singh can be read page to page in each story that can capture the reader’s imagination and also provoke him or her to question the deeper things in the Indian society. Its a good book. He is grateful to her for everything she has done for him and knows that she has made him into the man that he is today.


Uggggghhhhhhh, can’t review this one too! If anything the narrator may feel as though his grandmother is not only beautiful but that she is also pure. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. From a young boy to a grown man she has always been there for him. When I started reading this book I felt 2 stars are enough but as I reached to last six – comparatively long – short stories my rating augmented to 5 stars with a broad smile on my face.

He may find it hard to believe that she was once young but he still nonetheless never takes advantage of her kindness nor does he cause any problems for her when his parents are in the city.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Next up, mission retrieving all my PC data this summer! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Instead the narrator views his grandmother as always being old. This was my third book by him and I have been a fan of his words since the first one. This one will leave quite an impact on you. It may also be a case that the narrator does not feel sadness because his grandmother has died.

It might also be symbolically significant that the grandmother is permanently dressed in white as white in literature is often used to signify purity. Very interesting stories Brilliant writer, portrxit a vast knowledge of different characters of distinguish races. Jun 15, Jatin Kanwar rated it really liked it. Mar 02, Henrey rated it it was amazing. Note to Self, numero dos: In The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh we have the theme of innocence, friendship, love, connection, kindness, selflessness, respect and acceptance.

A Son” could not have been written by anyone else. I always enjoy Khushwant Singh Overall a great entertaining read. The stories are varied and typical of KS.


The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

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Devorica rated it liked it Nov 09, Simply become a fan oh his writings. She thinks of others including animals portgait she thinks about herself. To view it, click here.

See 1 question about The Portrait of a Lady…. Where many may wish to be idle or do nothing in their old age this is not the case when it comes to the grandmother. Facebook Twitter Email Print. Few stories in the end are two sexually explicit. An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry. Been moving around too much all my life! I like his simple language, the funny bones and ofcourse and amazing Indian narrative.

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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Looking forward to read the second volume soon. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The narrator has lived his life going from being dependent on his grandmother to eventually being independent of her.

I cannot comprehend why people felt restraint while rating this hilarious collection of short stories.