Khushwant Singh

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How many short stories, in all, has Khushwant Singh written?

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The Indian author Kushwant Singh was prolific during his lifetime, which spanned from 1915 to 2014. Though he is perhaps best known for the novel Train to Pakistan, he also worked as a journalist, essayist, and author of short stories. These stories were collected and published in several volumes over the course of his life, among them The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories, The Voice of God and Other Stories, and A Bride for the Sahib and Other Stories. In the year 1989, the collections were joined together along with several original works that had been previously unpublished, to form a complete anthology of Singh's short fiction entitled The Collected Stories of Kushwant Singh. This complete collection of Singh's short fiction contains 32 short stories total.

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Khushwant Singh is a novelist and journalist. He is of Indian descent (born in Punjab in 1915).

Singh has written many different novels, short stories and a single play. Singh's short stories were written between 1950 and 1989. He wrote six different collections of short stories.

1. The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories (published in 1950).

2. The Voice of God and Other Stories (published in 1957).

3. A Bride for the Sahib and Other Stories (published in 1967).

4. Black Jasmine (published in 1971).

5. The Collected Stories (published in 1989).

A complete collection of his short stories, The Collected Short Stories of Khushwant Singh contains 32 different short stories. Given that this is a complete collection, one can assume that it contains all of the short stories he ever wrote.

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