Prime Minister’’s wife releases Khushwant Singh’’s book

December 21st, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’’s wife, Gurusharan Kaur released writer Khushwant Singh’’s English rendering of Sikh hymns here last evening.
The book “Songs Of The Gurus” is a compilation of Gurubanis, or Sikh religious verses. “This book is about the translations of Gurubanis into English poetry, which I am familiar with,” Kaur said while releasing the book.
Khushwant Singh said that it was a compilation of his old translations.
“This is a collection of my old translations. I continued them doing off and on, it’’s a compilation,” he said.
Khushwant Singh is a renowned Indian novelist, journalist and historian, acclaimed for his sarcastic writing.
India conferred him with the civilian honour Padma Bhushan in 1974, which he gave back a decade later in protest against the 1984 siege on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
His best known literary works include novels Train to Pakistan (a novel based on the India-Pakistan partition) and “In the Company of Women. (ANI)

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