I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale, Khushwant Singh's second novel, is set in Amritsar during the height of India's freedom movement, when nationalists called upon the British to 'Quit India'. Sardar Buta Singh, First Class Magistrate, a man whose family is known for its loyalty to the Raj. I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale, Khushwant Singh It is a book by Khushwant Singh and Greenwood Press Reprint has published it in the year of This book I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale' by Khushwant Singh has revealed an unexplored side of Indian history, which is very painful. I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale () About book: Khushwant Singh apparently needs no introduction to an average Indian and his manner of constructing an Indian sensibility has got few parallels. The book sketches out a panoramic view of British India, close to its end of colonialism. The central characters include Buta Singh, a faithful Government servant, caught between loyalty for the. I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale – Book Review. My First read of Khushwant Singh in the form of “I shall not hear the nightingale”. I regret why I took so long to start with his books. This is a story dating to the pre-independence era consisting of a high class Punjabi family serving as loyal officers to the British Dynasty for as good as 3.
In a way, I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale is the story of conflicts - between commitment and patriotism, compliance and independence, old and young, and above all between the British and Indians. The book kicks off with Sher Singh, son of a loyal British magistrate named Buta singh, who is conspiring to organise a revolution against British rule in India.4/5(11). I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale is a colorful and moving pageant of an ancient people about to throw off the yoke of foreign rule. Essentially, it is the story of Buta Singh, a shrewd and wily official working with the British, and of Sher Singh, his vain and ambitious son drivenFile Size: KB. I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale - Khushwant Singh Time – – It’s the story of a relatively important Indian Sikh family during a period in : Sowmya Chakravarthy. The father is a minor official, a loyal servant of the British. The son is a hot blooded young revolutionary, but emotionally still a child. I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale gives the reader a window into the world of this family caught up in changing times and the turmoil they endure.4/5(11).
I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale, Khushwant Singh'S Second Novel, Is Set In Amritsar During The Height Of India'S Freedom Movement, When Nationalists Called . “I shall not hear the nightingale” is about the story of a high class family in Punjab, set during the independence struggle. Father Buta Singh is a loyal officer to the British, enjoying his status in the society, and the perks of his officialdom in being a judge. His wife Sabhrai is a typical home maker, pious and religious. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale" See other formats. I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale gives the reader a window into the world of this family caught up in changing times and the turmoil they endure. It is a unique look at the relationship of the British masters with those Indians who were loyal to them, at the unravelling of that relationship, and at the heartbreaking devastation it brought to the families of Punjab.4/5(11).