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."
Mirages of the Mind
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