Khushwant Singh (b. 1915) was born in Punjab and had his education in Lahore, and later qualified as a barrister from London.
Khushwant Singh is well-known as a writer-journalist-editor of long standing. He has been the editor of several national newspapers and magazines, as well as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Many of his books have been about the history and the culture of the Sikhs. His earlier novels are set at the time of Independence and the Partition while his recent works dwell on the changing face of Indian society.
His prose is down-to-earth and he delights in bringing a raunchy earthiness along with it, to bolster his built-up reputation of being an uninhibited hedonist.
Khushwant Singh won the Grove Press award in 1954 and the Padma Bhushan which he returned in 1984.
- The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories
- The Sikhs
- Train to Pakistan
- The Voice of God and Other Stories
- I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale
- The Sikhs Today
- The Fall of the Kingdom of the Punjab
- The History of the Sikhs
- Ranjit Singh: The Maharajah of the Punjab
- A Bride for the Sahib and Other Stories
- Black Jasmine
- Delhi: A Novel
- Sex, Scotch and Scholarship
- Not a Nice Man to Know
- Women and Men in My Life
- The Company of Women
- Truth, Love and a Little Malice
- Burial at Sea
- The End of India