Last updated on: 6/2/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Khushwant Singh Biography

Title:
Columnist
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Another necessary step is to legalise prostitution — carried out in brothels or by call-girls — provided the sex workers are adults and have not been forced into the trade. The more you try to put down prostitution, the higher will be the incidence of crime against innocent women. You may find the idea repulsive but ponder over it and you will realise there is substance in the argument.”

The Tribune, Sep. 28, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former columnist
  • Padma Vibhushan, India, 2007
  • Punjab Rattan, Panjab, 2006
  • Honest Man of the Year, Sulabh International Social Service Organization
  • Order of Khalsa, Sikh, 1999
  • Novelist
  • Member, Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Indian Parliament), 1980-1986
  • Editor, Hindustan Times, 1980-1983
  • Chief Editor, New Delhi, 1979-1980
  • Editor, Illustrated Weekly of India, 1979-1980
  • Padma Bhushan, India, 1974
  • Founder and Editor, Yojana, 1951-1953
  • Former Producer, All-India Radio
  • Diplomatic Service, Indian Ministry of External Affairs, 1947-1951
  • Lawyer, 1939-1947
Education:
  • Law, Inner Temple, London, 1939
  • King’s College, Cambridge University
  • BA, Government College, Lahore, 1934
Other:
  • Died on Mar. 20, 2014