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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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The narrator has lived his life going from being dependent on his grandmother to eventually being independent of her. This too may be important as it not only suggests a strong bond between the narrator and his grandmother but also the fact that they have a strong connection with one another.

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The Portrait of a Lady

Khushwany anything the grandmother may be selfless. He is giving depth and affection to his grandmother rather than just viewing her as an old relation who lives with him.

I always enjoy Khushwant Singh Open Preview See a Problem? A wonderful mix of entertaining and thought provoking stories. The grandmother is also patient as one would expect someone who is older to be. Sep 12, Glenna Barlow rated it really liked it. Jun 03, Rahul Khanna rated it really liked it Shelves: In many ways not only is the grandmother there for the narrator but she has dedicated her life to him when she has needed to.

Lists with This Book. This a collection of short stories penned by the Sardar of prose The end of the story is also interesting as Singh appears to be exploring the theme of acceptance.


It is also noticeable that the grandmother is dedicated to God. The Sitting Bee, 6 May. Jun 06, Book’d rated it really liked portrat. Looking forward to read the second volume soon. He may find it hard to believe that she was once young but he still nonetheless never takes advantage of her kindness nor does he cause any problems for her when his parents are in the city.

His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. Facebook Twitter Email Print. There is a sense that the narrator is quick to accept that his grandmother is dead. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 Ayush Tiwari rated it really liked it Mar 22, Simply become a fan oh his writings.

Aug 06, Priyanka Bhagat added it. She waits for the narrator in the temple while the narrator is in school. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. It is very touching portraitt thought provoking.

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The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The grandmother at all times when needed is there for the narrator. Puja November khuwhwant, 3: Next up, mission retrieving all my PC data this summer! When I started reading this book I portraitt 2 stars are enough but as I reached to last six – comparatively long – short stories my rating augmented to 5 stars with a broad smile on my face.


In The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh we have the theme of innocence, friendship, love, connection, kindness, selflessness, respect and acceptance. Please singhh read it, leaves you feeling light and happy, like you have had a nice meal Cite Post McManus, Dermot. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator the story is a memory piece and after reading the story the reader realises that Singh may be exploring the theme of innocence. The quick wit and the observational marvel that is Khushwant Singh can be read page to page in each story that can capture the reader’s imagination and also provoke him or her to question the deeper things in the Indian society.

The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. It may also be a case that the narrator does not feel sadness because his grandmother has died. If anything it is possible that the narrator is left not with sadness but with memories of happiness of the times he spent with his grandmother.

Few stories in the end are two sexually explicit.