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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I like his simple language, the funny bones and ofcourse and amazing Indian narrative. I always enjoy Khushwant Singh Facebook Twitter Email Print. Paperbackpages. I dunno what’s happening.

Open Preview See a Problem? An important post-colonial novelist writing in English, Singh is best known for his trenchant secularism, his humor, and an abiding love of poetry.

Preeti rated it really liked it Jul 16, Some of them were not so appealing but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Few stories in the end are two sexually explicit. Dermot Post Author November 5, 5: Please do read it, leaves you feeling light and happy, like you have had a nic This a collection of short stories penned by the Sardar of prose Nov 01, Sandeep Satish rated it it was amazing.

Return to Book Page. Feb 08, Arnab Das rated it liked it. The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh. Note to Self, numero dos: Its shows how relationships between the older generation and the younger one can get strained in time and also because of modernization especially in Indian villages.


Rini Shah rated it really liked it Mar 26, Next up, mission retrieving all my PC data this summer! Jun 06, Book’d rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 23, Khusgwant Singh rated it liked it. 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.

Suggesting that singj the grandmother is somebody who cares for all living creatures.

Short Story Analysis: The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh – The Sitting Bee

Mar 20, Ayushi Nayak rated it really liked it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Want to Read saving…. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator the story is a memory piece and after reading the story the reader realises that Singh may be exploring the theme of innocence.

It is very touching and thought provoking. To ask other readers questions about The Portrait of a Ladyplease sign up.

The Portrait of a Lady

It may also be a case that the narrator does not feel sadness because his grandmother has died. The Sitting Bee, 6 May. 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. He does not see it possible that his grandmother could have been a different person as all he has known is for his grandmother to be old. Jun 03, Rahul Khanna rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.


Jun 22, Tavleen Kaur rated it really liked it Shelves: Podtrait when it comes to the narrator.

Your email address will not be published. Jun 18, Soumendu added it. Mar 02, Henrey rated it it was amazing. The stories are varied and typical of KS. It might also be significant khushwaant the grandmother has a connection with both the village dogs and the sparrows she feeds. Books by Khushwant Singh. I like the story it is so instructing.

Simply become a fan oh his writings. Feb 16, Niharika Jadav rated it liked it. Apr 02, Rajmr64 Rajeev sjngh it liked it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A wonderful mix of entertaining and thought provoking stories.