Search Results: "Tabish Khair"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO FIGHT ISLAMIST TERROR FROM THE MISSIONARY POSITION by Tabish Khair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Witty and incisive but insubstantial."
A combination of immigrant academics in Scandinavia, a Muslim taxi driver, girlfriends, marital discord and homosexuals gives rise to dangerous prejudices in this slender, darkly ironic fable from a noted Indian writer. Read full book review >

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THE THING ABOUT THUGS by Tabish Khair
Released: July 24, 2012

"Smart, entertaining—but not quite satisfying."
Khair's American debut—published in his native India in 2009 and shortlisted for the Man Asian Prize—is an intricate, mostly winning parody/tribute to the Victorian novel. Read full book review >

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THE BUS STOPPED by Tabish Khair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Written in simple prose but straining for impact, this debut is overloaded by its schematic burden. Wanting more to be a screenplay than a novel."
Passengers on a bus witnessing a tragic moment embody aspects of Indian culture. Read full book review >

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JUST ANOTHER JIHADI JANE by Tabish Khair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Was this intense, enlightening novel really written not by a British Muslim girl but a male Indian novelist who lives in Denmark? It seems impossible. Required reading for anyone interested in trying to understand our mad, bloody world."
Two British Muslim girls run away to Syria to join the Islamic State group but find something far beyond disillusionment. Read full book review >