Khushwant Singh is one of the best-known journalist as well as columnist of India. He did his law from UK. After qualifying in law, Khushwant Singh returned to India. He set up a legal practice in Lahore. He struggled a lot in the field and in practice also for several years before the Partition of India in 1947. This forced him to abandon his practice and family settled in New Delhi where they already owned real estate. Soon after he was offered a job in diplomatic service in the Ministry of External affairs. He went to London and later to Canada. He also served in Paris with UNESCO. In 1951 he joined All India Radio as a journalist. This was just the beginning of an illustrious career of Khushwant Singh. He was founder editor of Yojana from 1951- 1953. After that the prestigious National Herald came to the field. Khushwant Singh was also chief editor of New Delhi and editor of Capital's newspaper Hindustan Times. Khushwant Singh has worldwide readership. He has written for almost all the major national and international newspapers in India and abroad as well. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction. Khushwant's 'Train to Pakistan' won him international acclaim and Grove Press Award in 1954.
The journalist, columnist as well as the well-known writer Khushwant Singh has written a mammoth volume of joke books, which includes seven volumes. Each of the volumes contains some humorously vulgar jokes. It is very obvious with Indians that sometimes when the humor comes from others, it is enjoyed widely. All the jokes are really capable of creating pain in belly of the readers. Khushwant Singh is at his best when poking fun at Indians. There are dozens of Sardarji jokes, all of them are very hilarious. The book also included some Russian jokes, some Czech, and many quite delightful ones on Pakistan. The author seems to love pulling the legs of many eminent persons as for example Pervej Musharraf. There is a mixture of naughty and not so naughty jokes which are full of bitchy remarks, selected by the author from amongst the thousands contributed by his readers and fan. All dedicated to getting the humorless Indians to smile and the laugh as well.
The joke book by Khushwant Singh is published by Penguin India.
(Last Updated on : 06-01-2009)
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