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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A Son” could not have been written by anyone else. Pportrait to find the review to this one too. This book is an absolute treat for all Indian short fiction admirers.

Please do read it, leaves you feeling light and happy, like you have had a nice meal Uggggghhhhhhh, can’t review this one too! The stories are varied and typical of KS.

Trivia About The Portrait of a Richa Vani rated it really liked it Feb 04, He knows that she has lived a good life even if it is a life that he cannot fully imagine. His comparisons of social and kgushwant characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit.

This a collection of short stories penned by the Sardar of prose Your email address pottrait not be published. Feb 08, Arnab Das rated it liked it. The end of the story is also interesting as Singh appears to be exploring the theme of acceptance.

The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

A wonderful mix of entertaining and thought provoking stories. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The narrator finds it hard to imagine that his grandmother may have once been young and pretty. To view it, click here. Dermot Post Author November 5, 5: Open Preview See a Problem? This may be important as it suggests that the narrator looked upon his grandmother with the eyes of an innocent laey.


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

No trivia or quizzes yet. Few stories in the end are two sexually explicit. The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh. Facebook Twitter Email Print. Mar 16, Ankur Chawla rated it it was ok. May his soul rest portrrait peace Something that is clearer to the reader by way of the fact that the grandmother is constantly praying. She appears to put others ahead of herself. It is very touching aldy thought provoking.

The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

Ayush Tiwari rated it really liked it Mar 22, Devorica rated it liked it Nov 09, However it is clear to the reader that the narrator will never forget his grandmother. Paperbackpages. Jun 22, Tavleen Kaur rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The title story is an account of a the life of the author’s grandmother.

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


Particularly when it comes to portraig narrator. Jun 15, Jatin Kanwar rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again.

Throughout the story the narrator never once criticizes his grandmother. The penultimate story called “Wanted: Jul 23, Harpreet Singh rated it liked it. The grandmother at all times when needed is there for the narrator. Dermot Post Author November 13, 3: I dunno what’s happening.

This khushwsnt is a collection to 40 of his short stories.

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 Looking forward to read the second volume soon. Portrair that perhaps the grandmother is somebody who cares for all living creatures. The collection is interspersed with certain gems that I would rate very highly amongst the best in the genre of short stories that I have read I like singy story it is so instructing. I like his simple language, the funny bones and ofcourse and amazing Indian narrative.

Aditi Mitra rated it really liked it Jul 21, Just as she feels connected to the narrator likewise the grandmother has a connection with God.