ISBN 9789350297476,Itihaas Se Ajnabi : Islami Bhumi Ko Paar Karti Ek Bete Ki Yatra

Itihaas Se Ajnabi : Islami Bhumi Ko Paar Karti Ek Bete Ki Yatra


Aatish Taseer



Harper Collins India

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789350297476

ISBN-10 9350297477


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (Hindi)

Biography: general

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, remain 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 answer these questions. Starting from Istanbul, Islams once greatest city, he travels to Mecca, most holy and then home through Iran and Pakistan. Ending in Lahore, at his estranged fathers home, on the night Benazir Bhutto was killed, it is also the story of Aatishs own divided family over the past fifty years. Part memoir, part travelogue, probing, stylish and troubling, this outstanding work now includes an incisive new introduction which brings Aatishs story up to date with the horrific assassination of his father in early 2011.