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

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

Aatish Taseer


"Indispensable analyzing for a person who desires a much broader realizing of the Islamic international, of its background and its politics." ―Financial Times

Aatish Taseer's fractured upbringing left him with many questions on his personal identification. Raised by means of his Sikh mom in Delhi, his father, a Pakistani Muslim, remained determine. Stranger to background is the tale of the adventure he made to attempt to appreciate what it potential to be Muslim within the twenty-firstcentury. ranging from Istanbul, Islam's as soon as maximum urban, he travels to Mecca, its so much holy, after which domestic via Iran and Pakistan. finishing in Lahore, at his estranged father's domestic, at the evening Benazir Bhutto used to be killed, it's also the tale of Taseer's divided relations over the last fifty years. fresh occasions have additional a coda to Stranger to History, as his father was once murdered through a political murderer. a brand new advent via the writer displays on how this occasion adjustments the influence of the ebook, and why its message is extra correct than ever.

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