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Khushwant-Singhs-Joke-Book – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) Born in , Khushwant Singh received his education in Lahore, Delhi and. Caustic columnist, noted contemporary fiction writer, and a poet of repute, Khushwant Singh was a man of many talents. But for the common. As publishing houses slowly give up on joke books, only those written by the prolific Singh remain in demand.

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Whether it was one-liners like these, or more elaborate jokes, anecdotes or riddles that would go on for several paragraphs, Khushwant Singh could keep a reader amused for hours.

Khushwant Singh Jokes

He wrote eight more such collections for Orient. The last one was published intwo years before Singh died at the age of In fact, they still sell at a time when most publishers are giving up on the format.

He was the modern-day Birbal and Tenali Ram. He knew how to narrate a joke. He did it with finesse and grace while being cheeky at the same time. Orient recently published a collection of jokes by Sudhir Mudgal hkushwant we have hardly sold any copies.

If anyone asks me to show them joke books, I show them a few different ones, and most choose Khushwant Singh.

While the oldest recorded joke perhaps dates to BCE, the oldest surviving joke book, Philogelosis believed to be from the 4th or 5th century CE.


Joke books jokew popular in India till even a decade ago. Simple stories or a few lines of reading could provide big laughs and therein lay the charm of the joke book.

People read them to pass time during bus or train journeys or memorised their favourite ones for social situations. Book shops, pavement booksellers, railway station book stalls would all have sungh healthy collection of such compilations. Each book would cater to specific tastes. Some were about classroom fun, khusheant others were jokes about tension between spouses like the Shrimanji and Shrimatiji jokes. Books containing so-called non-veg jokes, a polite way to refer to anything bawdy in India, were also popular.

With the advent of SMS and email, several new genres emerged as publishers capitalised on the new trend of sharing jokes.

Pocket books full of riddles and jokes had jokes that could be typed up and sent to friends via text messages. Each joke was a neat little package of a premise and punch line within characters.

In the world of jokes, Khushwant Singh is the only name that still sells

But publishers say the genre is not commercially viable any more. Publishing houses like Ramesh Publishers, Pustak Mahal and Rohan Book Company, which published numerous joke compilations in the past, have all but abandoned the genre. He added that Ramesh Publishing House had not commissioned a joke book or issued reprints in almost five to six years. There is just no market for it anymore. One writer who has compiled such jokes in the past for Pustak Mahal is Deepu Paul.


Khushwant Singh’s Joke Book – Khushwant Singh – Google Books

One of his books, School Time Jokesis a slim volume containing jokes that he had started collecting since his college days. The other book, Adult Jokesis a compilation of the aforementioned so-called non-veg jokes. Paul, who has also written inspirational titles like as Powerful Ideas to Improve Your Personality and Inspiring And Motivational Ideas said he would not be returning to the joke book genre anytime soon. I hope this is not the end.

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Jaat risky, after whisky. A vanishing genre While the oldest recorded joke perhaps dates to BCE, the oldest surviving joke book, Philogelosis believed to be khuushwant the 4th or 5th century CE. However, Malhotra of Orient hopes that the joke book and internet will survive simultaneously.