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Aatish Taseer

AN INDIAN ORIGINAL

S Prasannarajan

Aatish Taseer’s new novel is a modern classic on being Indian

His Father’s Ghost

There is no doubt about Aatish Taseer’s skills as a writer, but there’s a limit to how much one can read about his troubled relationship with his father

‘Writing has a Religious Character’

Aatish Taseer believes writing is an ‘intense form of concentration’, and when immersed in it, he often feels he can live without friends, family or lovers

The Mimic Man

Aatish Taseer’s dilemma is that he writes his best when he is trying to be Naipaul, but he clearly needs to move beyond Naipaul and find his own voice.

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