Aatish Taseer - Author

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Aatish Taseer was born in Delhi in 1980. He has worked as reporter for Time Magazine and has written for the Sunday Times, Prospect and India Today. He has also written a travel memoir, Stranger to History: a Son's Journey through Islamic Lands (2009) and a highly acclaimed translation Manto: Selected Stories (2008). He lives in Delhi and London.

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The Way Things Were

The Way Things Were

Author: Aatish Taseer Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

When Skanda's father Toby dies, estranged from Skanda's mother and from the India he once loved, it falls to Skanda to return his body to his birthplace. This is a journey that takes him halfway around the world and deep within three generations of his family, whose fractures, frailties and toxic legacies he has always sought to elude. Both an intimate portrait of a marriage and its aftershocks, and a panoramic vision of India's half-century - in which a rapacious new energy supplants an ineffectual elite - The Way Things Were is an epic novel about the pressures of history upon the present moment. It is also a meditation on the stories we tell and the stories we forget; their tenderness and violence in forging bonds and in breaking them apart. Set in modern Delhi and at flashpoints from the past four decades, fusing private and political, classical and contemporary to thrilling effect, this book confirms Aatish Taseer as one of the most arresting voices of his generation.

The Temple-Goers

The Temple-Goers

Author: Aatish Taseer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Stranger to History A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands

Stranger to History A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands

Author: Aatish Taseer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2012

Noon

Noon

Author: Aatish Taseer Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2012

Set over twenty years of convulsive change, Noon is the story of Rehan Tabassum, a young man whose heart is split across two cultures' troubled divide. Throughout his young life, Rehan has been aware of his father's absence. The journey to find him is long and difficult, from the glitter of his mother's New Delhi to the Pakistan of her former lover, the man Rehan has never known. Through lands of sudden wealth and hidden violence, in a toxic atmosphere of blackmail and moral danger, he travels towards the centre of a dark and shifting world. But his imagined destination is simply another beginning . . . `As the political and personal undergo seismic shifts, Taseer grapples with new ways of telling stories. In both form and content, he conveys with great acuity what happens when the ground beneath our feet is shaken to its core' Independent `An engrossing and gifted writer' GQ `Imbued with a feel of latent menace, Noon explores a morally unedifying world of power, corruption, violence and complicity' Guardian `Gripping' Sunday Times

Stranger to History A Son's Journey through Islamic Lands

Stranger to History A Son's Journey through Islamic Lands

Author: Aatish Taseer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

As a child, all Aatish Taseer ever had of his father was his photograph in a browning silver frame. Raised by his Sikh mother in Delhi, his father, a Pakistani Muslim, remained a distant figure. It was a fractured upbringing which left Aatish with many questions about his own identity. Stranger to History is the story of the journey Aatish made to try to understand what it means to be Muslim in the twenty-first century. Starting from Istanbul, Islam's once greatest city, he travels to Mecca, its most holy, and then home through Iran and Pakistan. Ending in Lahore, at his estranged father's home, on the night Benazir Bhutto was killed, it is also the story of Aatish's own divided family over the past fifty years.

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