Mirages of the Mind

Mirages of the Mind

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Basharat and his family are Indian Muslims who have relocated to Pakistan, but who remain deeply steeped in the nostalgia of pre-Partition life in India. Through Mirages of the Mind's absurd anecdotes and unforgettable biographical sketches--which hide the deeper unease and sorrow of the family's journey from Kanpur to Karachi--Basharet emerges as a wise fool, and the host of this unique sketch comedy. From humorous scenes in colonial north India, to the heartbreak and homesickness of post-colonial life in Pakistan, Mirages of the Mind forms an authentic portrait of life among South Asia's Urdu speakers, rendered beautifully into English by Matt Reeck and Aftab Ahmad.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 574 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 36mm | 493g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Translation
  • 0811224139
  • 9780811224130
  • 1,619,855

Review quote

Rarely have I encountered a book which made me laugh so freely, and was such a pleasure to read aloud.
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360 ratings
4.38 out of 5 stars
5 60% (215)
4 27% (97)
3 8% (28)
2 3% (11)
1 2% (9)
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