KBC 13 Offline Quiz (September 14, 2021): Khushwanth Singh is the author of which of the following books?
a. Dollar Bahu
c. We Indians
d. Zest For Life
Answer: c. We Indians
Khushwant Singh was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India inspired him to write Train to Pakistan in 1956, which became his most well-known novel.
Born in Punjab, Khushwant Singh was educated in Modern School, New Delhi, St. Stephen's College, and graduated from Government College, Lahore. He studied at King's College London and was awarded LL.B. from University of London. He was called to the bar at the London Inner Temple.
After working as a lawyer in Lahore High Court for eight years, he joined the Indian Foreign Service upon the Independence of India from British Empire in 1947.
In 1974, Khushwant Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan, however, he returned the award in 1984 in protest against Operation Blue Star in which the Indian Army raided Amritsar.
In 2007 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India.
Gleeful name dropping, worship of the successful, face flattery accompanied with back-biting, and envy to the extent of sickness are some of the highlights of We Indians.
We Indians tend to be deeply religious, but religion invariably brings out the worst in us.
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