Mirages of the Mind (New Directions Paperbook)

Mirages of the Mind (New Directions Paperbook)


A hilarious and mawkish account of twentieth-century Muslim lifestyles at the Indian subcontinent

Basharat and his relations are Indian Muslims who've relocated to Pakistan, yet who stay deeply steeped within the nostalgia of pre-Partition existence in India. via Mirages of the Mind’s absurd anecdotes and unforgettable biographical sketches―which disguise the deeper unease and sorrow of the family’s trip from Kanpur to Karachi―Basharet emerges as a sensible idiot, and the host of this specified caricature comedy. From funny scenes in colonial north India, to the heartbreak and homesickness of post-colonial lifestyles in Pakistan, Mirages of the brain varieties an genuine portrait of existence between South Asia’s Urdu audio system, rendered superbly into English by means of Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad.

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