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Tabish Khair
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Tabish Khair

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‘Dirty Harry’ And Other Jokes That Kill

‘Dirty Harry’ And Other Jokes That Kill

Aug 13, 2020 Tabish Khair

From migrant labour to Sushant Singh Rajput, the arc of derision touches every Bihari, writes author and...

That Missing Literary Backbone

That Missing Literary Backbone

Jul 02, 2015 Tabish Khair

You can be professional about writing, but you cannot make writing a profession

The Bhashanglo Tangle

The Bhashanglo Tangle

Feb 23, 2015 Tabish Khair

Questions the Nemade-Rushdie spat raises

My Trust Reposed In A Sort Of Decency, In Sainikji

My Trust Reposed In A Sort Of Decency, In Sainikji

May 26, 2014 Tabish Khair

Modiji, a peaceful, prosperous India must be inclusive; force has its limits and its dangers; and capital...

Mystic Mamoon

Mystic Mamoon

May 12, 2014 Tabish Khair

Kureishi's art stands renewed in this novel, and his language retains its vigour

Your Twice-Broken Heart

Your Twice-Broken Heart

Oct 29, 2012 Tabish Khair

Diaz is skilful to say the least: electrifying idiom, convincing characters, dark humour, and a nuanced and...

Triangle Without Sharpness

Triangle Without Sharpness

Jul 09, 2012 Tabish Khair

A volume that will touch you in different ways. But do not open it if you are either prudish or prurient.

East Of Aden

East Of Aden

Mar 19, 2012 Tabish Khair

Give me a novel—like this one—with something to say, rather than a novel that says precious nothing with...

Eastern Sight

Eastern Sight

Feb 13, 2012 Tabish Khair

A love story set on a lavish scale, it is a visual delight and a gripping read.

Heated Affair

Heated Affair

Oct 10, 2011 Tabish Khair

V.S. Naipaul has called Taseer "a young writer to watch." I am relieved to find something said by Naipaul...

A Flaneur, A Bomb. But Teekh-Taakh

A Flaneur, A Bomb. But Teekh-Taakh

Mar 14, 2011 Tabish Khair

In piquant, masala-encrusted England, a British-Pakistani meets an explosive ideal

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction

Dec 27, 2010 Tabish Khair

One has difficulty choosing between books that are interesting but add nothing to what is already general...

U-Special

U-Special

Oct 11, 2010 Tabish Khair

It is a novel I would recommend to all university students, at least of my generation; it ought to become...

Balloonists

Balloonists

Sep 06, 2010 Tabish Khair

Fashionably racy, it is nevertheless not superficial.

Varied Salad

Varied Salad

Apr 05, 2010 Tabish Khair

It ranks among the best travelogue-type studies of Muslim societies in recent years

Everyman’s Mecca

Everyman’s Mecca

Dec 14, 2009 Tabish Khair

Raison d’etre for travel, crucible of history, simple article of faith—accounts of Haj as this merit...

Lines That Bind

Lines That Bind

May 18, 2009 Tabish Khair

A well-knit and illuminating account of Vassanji's various visits to India over a number of years

Straightforward Sojourn

Straightforward Sojourn

Sep 15, 2008 Tabish Khair

The author's broad sympathies plumb the usual depths

Getting Right Her ABCD

Getting Right Her ABCD

Apr 14, 2008 Tabish Khair

Jhumpa's writing is perfect. Just that in this kind of fiction, currently all the rage, life is too spelt...

Unquiet American: A Monologue

Unquiet American: A Monologue

Apr 23, 2007 Tabish Khair

A Pakistan-born Princeton graduate's journey from yuppiedom to fundamentalism