India: Khushwant Singh Litfest is about breaking barriers this time

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Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated the fifth Khushwant Singh Literature Festival emulating the theme “Breaking Barriers”.

On the opening session, Virbhadra said: “Khushwant Singh was a thorough gentleman, a journalist of repute, a litterateur, a seasoned parliamentarian and a treasure-trove of vast knowledge, besides known for his sense of humour.”

He described the noted writer as a man of varied talents who had served the Indian legal system and literature with equal passion and hard work.

“I was a regular reader of Khushwant Singh’s columns and some of his books like “Train to Pakistan”, “Delhi: A Novel”, “The Company of Women” and “Truth, Love and a Little Malice” have left an indelible impression on the minds of the readers,” averred the Chief Minister. Read more


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