• Написана: 2010
  • Язык: en
  • Издательство: Gardners Books
  • Опубликовано: 2013
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Stranger to History

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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 Pakistani father remained a distant figure, almost a figment of his imagination, until Aatish crossed the border when he was twenty-one to finally meet him.In the years that followed, the relationship between father and son revived, then fell apart. For Aatish, their tension had not just to do with the tensions of a son rediscovering his absent father they were intensified by the fact that Aatish was Indian, his father Pakistani and Muslim. It had complicated his parents relationship; now it complicated his.The relationship forced Aatish to ask larger questions: Why did being Muslim mean that your allegiances went out to other Muslims before the citizens of your own country?Why did his father, despite claiming to be irreligious, describe himself as a cultural Muslim?Why did Muslims see modernity as a threat? What made Islam a trump identity?Stranger to Historyis the story of the journey Aatish made to answer these questions starting from Istanbul, Islams once greatest city, to Mecca, its most holy, and then home, through Iran and Pakistan. Ending in Lahore, at his estranged fathershome, 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,Stranger to Historyis an outstanding debut.I had sought out my father because I couldn't live with the darkness of not knowing him. If I hadn't, all my life I would have had to cover it up with some idea of him taken from my mother on faith. I felt it would have limited me. History should never be taken on faith.From the Hardcover edition.

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