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.

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Stranger to History: A Son'...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 2007 — 17 editions
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The Temple-Goers
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The Way Things Were
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De buitenstaander: een reis...
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Manto: Selected Stories
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“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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