Aatish Taseer was born in 1980. He is the author of Stranger to History: a Son's Journey through Islamic Lands (2009), The Temple-Goers (2010), which was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and Noon (2011). He lives between London and Delhi.
The Way Things Were is about many things, but it is first and foremost the story of a family. Can you give us a brief introduction to those characters?The novel opens with Skanda bringing back the body of his father, Toby, to be cremated in a temple town in India. Toby hasn’t set foot ...
Next February, we're publishing Aatish Taseer's latest novel, The Way Things Were. Set in modern day Delhi with flashbacks to private and political events from the past forty years, it's a wonderful story that sweeps from analysis of language to family frailties. Here...