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The Free Thinker’s Prayer Book by Khushwant Singh


Khushwant Singh

Aleph Book Company

208 pages

” Ahimsa above all; work as worship; honesty; helping people in need;silent charity and respecting and preserving the natural world- my own religion”.

The Free Thinker’s Prayer Book- written by India’s grand old man. When Khushwant Singh said something or when he wrote, we all took notice- notice it was for sure- whether we agreed with it or thought of him as someone who had lost his mind.
The introduction takes every individual back to the moment, when we have all questioned the religious and ritualistic dogma that are there in our lives. We have all wondered why???

A deeply personal collection of India’s grand old man, of prayers and practical advice by prophets, poets and philosophers, and his favourite passages from the seminal texts of the worlds major faiths.In the final section, Khushwant Singh shared some of his own life codes and those of the rebels and mavericks he most admired.

Every page as you turn, gently reminds you to cherish life and enjoy every aspect of it.
Every scripture moves and is worthy of admiration.

A must have inspirational and comfort book!!
Thank you Mr. Singh for your little treasure of prayers and precepts.
” Life is not always fair. Sometimes the good suffer for their deeds and the wicked prosper. So there is no use telling anyone that there are rewards for the good in life. Goodness of the heart should be a habit, and it’s own reward.”



About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

2 comments on “The Free Thinker’s Prayer Book by Khushwant Singh

  1. twinkle
    October 15, 2014



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