Khushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian novelist, lawyer, politician and journalist. A significant post-colonial writer in the English language, Khushwant Singh is known for his clear-cut secularism, humor and a deep passion for poetry..He served as the editor of several literary...
Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh - Chapter
The Photograph by Shirley Toulson Chapter Summary
Short Synopsis A photograph descries 3
stages. In the first stage, the photograph
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The story The Portrait of the Lady by Khushwant Singh
The story The Portrait of the Lady by Khushwant Singh revolves around the story of the author and his relationship with his grandmother. The author's...
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the story is a insight of khushwant singh of his grandmother through his own eyes. khushwant singh remembers his grandmother as an everlastingly old person. she was an extremely religious person...
“Karma” By: Khushwant Singh
Karma is a story about Sir Mohan Lal (Native Indian) who looks down on his fellow countrymen including his wife and embraces the English ways and culture. He had a reservation on everything Everything English like English cigarrete, Whiskey, The Times News Paper and clothing...
Lady Macbeth and the Three Witches: Dark, Similar, Dominant and Influencing
Shakespeare’s Macbeth introduces female characters that seem atypical from the traditional gentle females of literature. Both the witches and Lady Macbeth are sinister women, associated with ominous weather...
following lines, the idea of The Raven is highlighted and the poet states the reason as why he is staying up late in the night. He is grieving for a lady called Lenore who is now dead and have parted ways with the poet forever. However, Poe has not able to get a grip on the reality and as a result, he...
SOCIALIST REPUBLICAN PARTY………………………………...14
2.3 BOYCOTT OF SIMON COMMISSION AND FURTHER ACTIVITIES…………...16
3. STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY BHAGAT SINGH
3.1 THE ASSEMBLY BOMB OUTRAGE……………………………………………….20
3.2 HUNGER STRIKE…………………………………………………………………....28
3.3 LAHORE CONSPIRACY CASE……………………………………………………...
ENGLISH HORNBILL Q&A
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Khushwant Singh
Q.1: Mention: Three phases of the author’s relationship with his grandmother before he left the country to study abroad.
Answer: The first phase of the author’s relationship with his grandmother is the author’s childhood when they...
In Portrait of a Lady, Madame Merie says a person is strongly represented by his/her belongings, while Isabel Archer believes that belongings don’t define who a person is.
To start off, my support of Madame Merie’s statement is based on my experience. A great part of my belongings is clothes. The clothing...
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
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A repeated theme in Henry James’s fiction is the...
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appeared on his back and he raised to return to heaven.
POTRAIT OF A LADY
The story is written in first person and is in biographical mode. It is a perception of Khushwant Singh of his grandmother through his own eyes.
Khushwant Singh recalls his grandmother as an eternally old person. She was an extremely...
official White House portrait.
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Dear Mr. Singh,
I am writing this letter in request to transfer my daughter Amoy Coward from her current school, Jose Marti High School to your noble institution...
was used before 1200 b.c. My last name Singh is one of the most if not the most common surnames used for Indian males. It is a common name due to the fact that India used to have a caste system and to denote such a system a lot of people changed their name to Singh. It is also derived from Sanskrit and...
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1. The Portrait of a Lady Khushwant Singh
Gist of the lesson
Khushwant Singh is one of the prominent Indian writers and columnists. He has written
on various themes and issues. In this lesson he gives a detailed account of his
grandmother who had a long association with him...
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one of the basic characteristics in Khushwant Singh’s style of writing. The consequence of Sir Mohan’s babu-culture is ironical. The irony lies in the
fact that he is neither a British nor an Indian. He has no real identity. He himself has lost it. Khushwant Singh has portrayed a deep ironical view...
First written in the 1880s and extensively revised in 1908, The Portrait of a Lady is often considered to be James's greatest achievement. In it, he explored many of his most characteristic themes, including the conflict between American individualism and European social custom and the situation of Americans...
Amity International School
Subject - English
Class - XI
Value Based Questions
Chapter 1. The Portrait of a Lady
1. Khushwant Singh says about his grandmother" She was an expanse of pure white serenity breathing peace and contentment." Love and respect for elders is an integral part of our...
INDIAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (YEAR-12)
EXAMINATION MARCH 2013
LIST OF PRESCRIBED TEXTBOOKS
13. Youth and the Tasks Ahead: Dr. Karan Singh
Paper 1. Language
Booker T. Washington
No specific book is being recommended for
Udham Singh (1899-1940)
Udham Singh, a revolutionary nationalist, was born Sher Singh on 26 December 1899, at Sunam, in the then princely state of Patiala. His father, Tahal Singh, was at that time working as a watchman on a railway crossing in the neighbouring village of Upall. Sher Singh lost his...
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In February 2006, Husain was charged with "hurting sentiments of people" because of his nude portraits of Hindu gods and goddesses. In addition, in the 6 February 2006 issue, India Today, a national English weekly published an advertisement titled...
paid their silent tribute to the grand old lady in a very unique manner.
Talking about the Text
1. The author’s grandmother was a religious person. What are the different ways in which we come to know this?
The author’s grandmother was a religious lady with a kind heart. Her one hand was always...
identity of her husband and allows her other roles to contain her will find it difficult and wouldn't even know where to begin.
Nair’s popular work Ladies Coupe (2001) is a tale of the indomitable spirit of contemporary Indian women told with great insight and solidarity. In this novel she reflects the...
Khushwant Singh's A Portrait of a Lady – a review
Suffice it to say, reading is poisonous. It tells upon one's health and eyes, and fills one with all sorts of discomforts. This poison is a poison of looking back. It leaves anybody unnerved and draws a layer of brine water on the stone-dried eyes.
besides being the wife of the President. One of the things for which she is known for is that during the war of 1812 she saved many state papers and a portrait of George Washington. I think that what she did was something she should be remembered for. She would also help her husband entertain the guest that...
Dolly Madison became a world-famous hostess while First Lady from 1809-1817. With an unusual facility for names and faces, Dolly Madison charmed everyone. She set the standards that other American women tried to follow, particularly in the realm of fashion. Costly Parisian gowns, elaborate feathered...