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 Portrait of a Lady

It is also noticeable that the grandmother is dedicated to God. Its a good book. The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh. It is very touching and thought provoking. Refresh and try again.

Few stories in the end are two sexually explicit. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Particularly when it comes to the narrator. This one will leave quite an impact on you. I dunno what’s happening. Rini Shah rated it really liked it Mar 26, Ayush Llady rated it really liked it Mar 22, Dermot Post Author November 13, 3: It might also be symbolically significant that the grandmother is permanently ot in white as white in literature is often used to signify purity.

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Devorica rated it liked it Nov 09, The Sitting Bee, 6 May. I like the story it is so instructing. Your email address will not be published. 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. The collection is interspersed with certain gems that I would rate very highly amongst the best in the genre of short stories that I have read He is grateful sinbh her for everything she has done for him and knows that she has made him into the man that he is today.


Nov tthe, Sandeep Satish rated it it was amazing. Feb 08, Arnab Das rated it liked it. There is a sense that the narrator is quick to accept that his grandmother is dead.

Good short stories touching various aspects of indian society with unexpected endings: His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit.

The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

He does not see it possible that his grandmother could have been a different person as all he has known is for his grandmother to be old. Mar 20, Ayushi Nayak rated it really liked it.

A Son” could not have been written by anyone else. She appears to put others ahead of herself. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s a poignant portrayal of how traditional values of our country are silently being displaced by urbanisation and modern life. I cannot comprehend why people felt restraint while rating this hilarious collection of short stories.


Want to Read saving…. Apr 02, Rajmr64 Rajeev rated it liked it. Sep 12, Glenna Barlow rated it really liked it.

Paperbackpages. Been moving around too much all my life! I always enjoy Khushwant Singh He may find it hard to believe that she was once young plrtrait he still nonetheless never takes advantage of her kindness nor does he cause any problems for her when his parents are in the city.

The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

He knows that she has lived a good life even if it is a life that he cannot fully imagine. 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.

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Just as she feels connected to the narrator likewise the grandmother has a connection with God. The grandmother at all times when needed is there for the narrator.

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