Aatish Taseer - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
10:00 am
Adjust Maadi

Benares: Ancient Customs, Contemporary Politics

Aatish Taseer with Manu S Pillai

Day 1
7:30 pm
The Red Couch

Naipaul’s Legacy

Aatish Taseer with Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Day 2
12:30 pm
Naale Baa

An Equal World: Beyond 377

Aatish Taseer, Madhavi Menon, Robert Dessaix, Vasudhendra with Anjali Gopalan


Aatish Taseer, is a British-born writer-journalist, and the son of Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and late Pakistani politician and businessman Salmaan Taseer. Taseer has written a highly acclaimed translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories from the original Urdu, Manto: Selected Stories. His first book Stranger to History : A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands (2009), part memoir-part travelogue, has been translated into more than 14 languages and hailed as a ‘must-read’ for anyone attempting to understand the Muslim world. The book caught the attention of Nobel Laureate Sir V. S. Naipaul, who labelled Taseer ‘a young writer to watch’. His first novel, The Temple-Goers (2010) was also very well received; it was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa First Novel Award. His most recent novel is “The Way Things Were”. He is a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times.