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I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale

(1959)
A novel by

 
 
The Lost Victory perfectly captures the cultural essence of 1942 and the urgency of this colorful and moving pageant of a nation 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 driven to rebellion against the foreign master. It is also the story of the women of the family - Champak, Sher's beautiful wife, her wild passions bursting the bonds of century-old prohibitions, and Sabhrai, Sher's mother, whose matriarchal strength sustains the family in its time of crisis. What happens to this family when a brutal and senseless murder sets father against son, wife against husband, is told against the background of an India torn by religious tension and fraternal strife.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

1997 : Hardback
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Title: I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale
Author(s): Khushwant Singh
ISBN: 8175300167 / 978-8175300163
Publisher: Ravi Dayal
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January 1969 : USA Hardback

Title: I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale.
Author(s): Khushwant Singh
ISBN: 0-8371-0658-3 / 978-0-8371-0658-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Praeger
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale
Author(s): Singh Khushwant
ISBN: 0-14-400084-9 / 978-0-14-400084-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale
Author(s): Khushwant Singh
ISBN: 0-670-05814-9 / 978-0-670-05814-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking (India)
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April 1965 : UK Paperback
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Title: I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale
Author(s): Khushwant Singh
ISBN: 0-7145-0303-7 / 978-0-7145-0303-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd
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