India: Khushwant Singh Litfest is about breaking barriers this time

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