Stranger to History: A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands

Stranger to History: A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands

Aatish Taseer

As a toddler, all Aatish Taseer ever had of his father used to be a photo in a browning silver body. Raised via his Sikh mom in Delhi, his Muslim Pakistani father remained determine, virtually a figment of his mind's eye, until eventually at twenty-one Aatish crossed the border to satisfy him.

Stranger to background is the tale Aatish's journey-from Istanbul, Islam's as soon as maximum urban, to Mecca, its such a lot holy, after which domestic, via Iran and Pakistan. finishing in Lahore, at the evening Benazir Bhutto was once killed, it's also the tale of Aatish's personal divided family members during the last fifty years. half memoir, half travelogue, probing, fashionable and troubling, Stranger to heritage is an exceptional debut.

'Stranger to background is an grand narrative: one of those Muslim Odyssey which unfolds prior to the reader's eyes, bringing revelations, occasionally painful possibly, yet consistently intensely compelling.'

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