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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Dermot Post Author November 13, 3: The penultimate story lday “Wanted: He is grateful to her for everything she has done for him and knows that she has made him into the man that he is today. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.

The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh

It may also be a case that the narrator does not feel sadness because his grandmother has died. Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. It is also clear to the reader that the narrator respects his grandmother. His comparisons of social and behavioral characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit.


The Portrait of a Lady

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Richa Vani rated it really liked it Feb 04, She waits for the narrator in the temple while the narrator is in school. The grandmother is also patient as one would fo someone who is older to be. Puja November 13, 3: Jun 22, Tavleen Kaur rated it really liked it Shelves: I cannot comprehend why people felt restraint portrzit rating this hilarious collection of short stories. Where many may wish to be idle or do nothing in their old age this is not the case when it comes to the grandmother.

It’s a poignant portrayal of how traditional values of our country are silently being displaced by urbanisation and modern life.

Return to Book Page. He may find it hard to believe that she was once young but he still nonetheless never takes ;ortrait of her kindness nor does he cause any problems for her when his parents are in the city. Apr 02, Rajmr64 Rajeev rated it liked it. The end of the story is also interesting as Singh appears to be exploring the theme of acceptance.


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Jul 23, Harpreet Od rated it liked it. 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. Mar 02, Henrey rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. Uggggghhhhhhh, can’t review this one too! Please do read it, leaves you feeling light and happy, like you have had a nice meal