K is Khushwant, Khera, Kazi & Kundu #AtoZChallenge

K is Khushwant, Khera, Kazi & Kundu #AtoZChallenge

I again use both first name and surname for this alphabet. Khushwant Singh is in K because S is such a common alphabet that there is a big war going on there already. Yes, choosing authors for S is difficult because I am spoilt for choice! For K today I have 4 authors yet again that I had to feature, all of them with very diverse books and views yet all doing extremely well in their writing. If writing stirs our passion then it has done its job is the best example of their writing. So go ahead and tell me who do you like best?

Khushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian novelist, lawyer, politician and journalist. As a writer, Singh was best known for his trenchant secularism,  his humour, and an abiding love of poetry. His comparisons of social and behavioural characteristics of Westerners and Indians are laced with acid wit. He served as the editor of several literary and news magazines, as well as two newspapers, through the 1970s and 1980s. He was the recipient of Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award in India.
The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories, (Short Story) 1950 
The History of Sikhs, 1953
Train to Pakistan, (Novel) 1956 
The Voice of God and Other Stories, (Short Story) 1957  
I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, (Novel) 1959 
The Sikhs Today, 1959 
The Fall of the Kingdom of the Punjab, 1962 
A History of the Sikhs, 1963 
Ranjit Singh: The Maharajah of the Punjab, 1963 
Ghadar 1915: India’s first armed revolution, 1966 
A History of the Sikhs, 1966 (2nd edition) 
A Bride for the Sahib and Other Stories, (Short Story) 1967 
Black Jasmine, (Short Story) 1971 
Tragedy of Punjab, 1984 
Delhi: A Novel, (Novel) 1990 
Not a Nice Man to Know: The Best of Khushwant Singh, 1993 
We Indians, 1993 
Women and Men in My Life, 1995 
Declaring Love in Four Languages, by Khushwant Singh and Sharda Kaushik, 1997
India: An Introduction, by Khushwant Singh
The Company of Women, (Novel) 1999 
Truth, Love and a Little Malice (an autobiography), 2002
With Malice towards One and All
The End of India, 2003 
Burial at the Sea, 2004
Paradise and Other Stories, 2004 
A History of the Sikhs: 1469–1838, 2004 
Death at My Doorstep, 2005 
A History of the Sikhs: 1839–2004, 2005 
The Illustrated History of the Sikhs, 2006 
Why I Supported the Emergency: Essays and Profiles, 2009 
The Sunset Club, (Novel) 2010
Agnostic Khushwant: There is no God, 2012 ISBN 978-9-381-43111-5
The Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous, 2013 (Co-authored with Humra Qureshi)
Maharaja in Denims, (Fiction Novel) 2014
The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories. London, Saturn Press, 1950.
The Voice of God and Other Stories. Bombay, Jaico, 1957.
A Bride for the Sahib and Other Stories. New Delhi, Hind, 1967.
Black Jasmine. Bombay, Jaico, 1971
The Collected Stories. N.p., Ravi Dayal, 1989.
The Portrait of a Lady
The Strain
Success Mantra
A Love Affair In London
नाकाहू सेदोस्तीना काहूसे बैर

Shiv Khera  is an   author of self-help books and activist. While working in the United States, he was inspired by a lecture delivered by Norman Vincent Peale and followed his motivational teachings. Khera has written several books including You Can Win. He launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India, and has founded an organization called Country First Foundation whose mission is “to ensure freedom through education and justice.” Mr. Shiv Khera is the founder of Qualified Learning Systems USA. An Author, Educator, Business Consultant and successful Entrepreneur, he is a much sought-after speaker. He inspires and encourages people, making them realize their true potential. He has taken his dynamic personal messages to opposite sides of the globe, from the U.S. to Singapore. His 30 years of research, understanding and experience have helped people on the path of personal growth and fulfillment. Khera is the author of 16 books including international bestseller ‘You Can Win’, which has sold over 3.2 million copies in 19 languages.  
His trademark is
“Winners don’t do different things,
they do things differently”® 
Khera is the author of 16 books including his first book You Can Win (Jeet Aapki in Hindi) was published in 1998. The focus of the book was on achieving success through personal growth and positive attitude.  To know more http://www.shivkhera.com/
Faraaz Kazi (born November 10, 1987) is an Indian author, primarily writing mainstream romance and best known for his debut novel Truly Madly Deeply, published by the Cedar Books imprint of Pustak Mahal and re-released by Mahaveer Publishers in 2012. Kazi has been called the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India. He is a triple post-graduate with a Masters in psychology and counseling and another one in Human Resources. Faraaz also has a diploma in Freelance Journalism from The British Institutes. The book was titled Truly Madly Deeply… Memoirs of a Broken Heart’s First Love! , which was republished again in October 2012 and went on to become a national award-winning title apart from becoming the first book by an Indian author to win the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Debut (Romance).It remains the only Indian book in the Top 100 YA Global Fiction list. ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ has been adapted by a production house to be made into a Bollywood movie.
The last author I had to feature is the gusty lady after my heart Sreemoyee Piu Kundu. She is the published author of two books, one of them being the much discussed Sita’s Curse. But you just have to read her facebook updates to be a fan, her heart felt, hard hitting words will get to you. Another must read; can’t be ignored author. The writer is an ex lifestyle editor and PR vice president, and now a full-time novelist based in Delhi. She is the author of Faraway Music and Sita’s Curse.
So here are my choices for K, Which is your favorite? 
I am writing about INCREDIBLE INDIAN AUTHORS for the A to Z Challenge 2015.
Author bio from respective websites and wikipedia. 
(This post is late but scheduled to appear on the correct day of the alphabet )

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