Aatish Taseer

Aatish Taseer

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Aatish Taseer has worked as a reporter for Time Magazine and has written for the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Financial Times, Prospect, TAR Magazine and Esquire. He is the author of Stranger to History: a Son's Journey through Islamic Lands (2009) and a highly acclaimed translation Manto: Selected Stories (2008). His novel, The Temple-Goers (2010) was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa First Novel Award. A second novel, Noon, is now available published by Picador (UK) and Faber & Faber (USA). His work has been translated into over ten languages. He lives between London and Delhi.

Average rating: 3.48 · 958 ratings · 145 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Stranger to History: A Son'...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Temple-Goers
2.81 of 5 stars 2.81 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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2.91 of 5 stars 2.91 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Way Things Were
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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The Way Things Were: A Novel
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — expected publication 2015
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Manto: Selected Stories
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 261 ratings9 editions
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Aatish Taseer discusses and signs copies of his new novel The Way Things Were.

“A cultural Muslim: a term my father gave me when I asked him the same question. I used it now, not fully knowing what it meant, more as an out than as an honest answer to Kareem’s question. I had learnt from my experience with my father that the term meant more than just a lax approach to religion: it contained political and historical allegiance to other Muslims.”
Aatish Taseer, Stranger to History: A Son's Journey through Islamic Lands

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