Aatish Taseer

Aatish Taseer

@AatishTaseer

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Author, most recently, of The Twice-Born, @picadorUSA, and the presenter of “In Search of India’s Soul” on @AJEnglish

New York, NY
Joined on June 01, 2012
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If Biden does pick Kamala Harris, not only will she be the first Black woman VP candidate but also the first Indian American one. We don't talk about the latter aspect of her identity and what it means in terms of desi representation in American politics.

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My remembrance of V.S. Naipaul on the anniversary of his death. https://t.co/H5WeZSYUkk

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Remembering V.S. Naipaul on the anniversary of his death. https://t.co/WXDGkAi51v

Remembering V.S. Naipaul on the anniversary of his death. https://t.co/WXDGkAi51v

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My latest is on how India and Turkey are both turning their backs on secularism https://t.co/woUWOljQkH via @financialtimes

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Mark Twain on India, from Aatish Taseer's,'The Twice Born’. https://t.co/7wiaIDgCeY

Mark Twain on India, from Aatish Taseer's,'The Twice Born’. https://t.co/7wiaIDgCeY

In Aatish Taseer’s memoir, “The Twice-Born,” Benares incarnates a curious quality of modernity: the city makes anthropologists of the devout and believers of the skeptical. https://t.co/UUHidwhEny

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Just finished Aatish Taseer's "The Way Things Were" (itihasa), Pan Macmillan, 2014. Loved it, especially because of Sanskrit/Kalidasa..

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5 of 5 stars to The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer https://t.co/Mja3f8UgvM

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Happy Anniversary, Ryan! Thank you for the 5 best years of my life—for all the love and adventure, strength and tenderness. Thank you for Zinc. And thank you for swiping right! Or was it left?! I can’t remember. Thank you for everything. Love you to bits. 🥰 https://t.co/PlQHIs35NG

Happy Anniversary, Ryan! Thank you for the 5 best years of my life—for all the love and adventure, strength and tenderness. Thank you for Zinc. And thank you for swiping right! Or was it left?! I can’t remember. Thank you for everything. Love you to bits. 🥰 https://t.co/PlQHIs35NG

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Quoted @jeremybassetti

Aatish Taseer talks with me about his book "The Twice Born." 💥We also chat about Modi, Trump, and public discourse. 🎧 https://t.co/e0GG7VjvhG @AatishTaseer @PicadorUSA

“No. I take the pessimistic view that India, like Russia, dealing with a similar problem, by the way, will commit a kind of intellectual suicide...” @jeremybassetti and I talk about the future of India, and the paralysis of tradition in the face of an unassimilable modernity. https://t.co/gz95AORGEA

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“Their real enemy is their past,” Toby tells his son. “They act as if they want to preserve it; but they want to destroy it, to remake it completely.” ⁦@kmahaj⁩ used this in what was my fav review of TWTW. All that is very much in mind this week. https://t.co/BXCm1iPGZf

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A year ago, we were in Ayodhya with ⁦@sharatpradhan21⁩ who had witnessed Hindu mobs engulf and destroy the Babri Masjid in 1992. Hear him on the subject of how the wounds of the past can be repurposed for a new politics of revival and revenge. #insearchofindiasoul https://t.co/3v1em0mR1x

A year ago, we were in Ayodhya with ⁦@sharatpradhan21⁩ who had witnessed Hindu mobs engulf and destroy the Babri Masjid in 1992. Hear him on the subject of how the wounds of the past can be repurposed for a new politics of revival and revenge. #insearchofindiasoul https://t.co/3v1em0mR1x

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"That our forefathers, three thousand years ago, had finished extracting all that was of value from the universe, is not a worthy thought. We are not so unfortunate, nor the universe, so poor." Rabindranath Tagore, writing in 1908.

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Nehru said the temples of modern India would be hydroelectric dams. Under Modi, the temples of modern India are actual temples. [My take] https://t.co/xH620c4nGF

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Economist: The Modi government’s sudden rush to advance the Hindu nationalist items on its agenda reflects the diminished chance of making good on its other main campaign promise: to accelerate economic growth and spread opportunity. https://t.co/TWjRPY7cR9

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‘U.S. Concerned about Kashmir restrictions’: Bipartisan letter to EAM Jaishankar from U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, reports @slakster https://t.co/bJaSVu0bZD

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And, btw, the quote attributed to me in this piece (though it hardly needs to be said) was a joke.

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The protesters, in my impartial experience, are young, educated and self-possessed—our best and brightest. The celebrants are people who love Modi out of a need for self-esteem in the West, but who never have to know what it is to live under him #nocontest https://t.co/JNahHlwaSv

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Quoted @AFPSouthAsia

Supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi shout slogans as they celebrate before the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple in #Ayodhya, #India 📷@Money_Sharma @AFP @AFPphoto https://t.co/M1Yb2QcHSw

Supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi shout slogans as they celebrate before the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple in #Ayodhya, #India

📷@Money_Sharma @AFP @AFPphoto https://t.co/M1Yb2QcHSw

“Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt.” — Juvenal. He never said in which ratio. https://t.co/XgN3vXPgGa

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