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En Aakash is arrested for murder the two of them are suddenly swept up in a politically sensitive investigation that exposes the true corruption at the heart of this new and ruthless society In a voice that is both cruel and tender The Temple goers brings to life the dazzling story of a city uietly burning with rage Loved the clear realistic writing Can identify with much of what taseer feels when confronted with some of the contradictions of India The blurb made this sound like a murder mystery which is why I wasn t very pleased when my wife picked it up for me knowing my fondness for indian writing The book turns out to be much deeper than that and the murder is just incidental to a larger story of caste and class differences in an India that s difficult to love or hate Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark dazzling story of a city uietly burning with rage Loved the clear realistic writing Can identify with much of what taseer feels when confronted with some of the contradictions of India The blurb made this sound like a murder mystery which is why I wasn t very pleased when my wife picked it up for me knowing my fondness for indian writing The book turns out to be much I Love You Almost Always deeper than that and the murder is just incidental to a larger story of caste and class Gloom Town differences in an India that s uinze dias difficult to love or hate

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Ame only maybe slightly worse Then he meets Aakash a charismatic and unpredictable young man on the make who introduces him to the sualid underside of this sprawling city Together they get drunk and work out visit temples and a prostitute and our narrator finds himself disturbingly attracted to Aakash's world But wh Absolutely senseless book The author is extremely confused and than a fictional story the books seems like a day in the boring life of the author It disjointedly moves from a writer s dilemma to random moral uestions about religion added to this confusion is homosexuality You never realize whether the author wants to talk about how homosexual experiences cause emotional turmoil in an individual or whether it is just a peripheral aspect of the story If the former is the actual motive of the author then he fails miserably by not delving deeper into the issue He treats a serious concept rather lightly using it just to move the narrative and nothing however if the latter is the author s motive then it poses a greater uestion What is the story of the book

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A young man returns home to Delhi after several years abroad and resumes his place among the city's cosmopolitan elite a world of fashion designers media moguls and the idle rich But everything around him has changed new roads new restaurants new money new crime everything that is except for the people who are the s Extremely disappointed What new voice are we talking about The language is self conscious the plot and sensibility borrowed Apart from two rivetting moments this one is a prtentious loser

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The temple goers
  • Aatish Taseer
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 9780670918508

About the Author: Aatish Taseer

Aatish Taseer has worked as a reporter for Time Magazine and has written for the Sunday Times the Sunday Telegraph the Financial Times Prospect TAR Magazine and Esuire He is the author of Stranger to History a Son's Journey through Islamic Lands 2009 and a highly acclaimed translation Manto Selected Stories 2008 His novel The Temple Goers 2010 was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Fir



10 thoughts on “The temple goers

  1. says:

    Extremely disappointed What new voice are we talking about The language is self conscious the plot and sensibility borrowed Apart from two rivetting moments this one is a prtentious loser

  2. says:

    This is basically a default 3 because I felt many of this book's subleties and observations were inaccessible to me and not meant for me and that therefore I am not well positioned to judge it The Temple Goers is a very detailed exploration of the interplay of class and caste in contemporary India and while the dynamics of class new money and old poverty and mobility are universal enough the Temple Goers explores several uniuely Indian phe

  3. says:

    I wish I liked this book I desperately wanted to like it After all I'd read Aatish Taseer's Stranger to History A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands and liked it uite a bit So when I came across this by chance I

  4. says:

    Absolutely senseless book The author is extremely confused and than a fictional story the books seems like a day in the boring life of the author It disjointedly moves from a writer's dilemma to random moral uestions about religion

  5. says:

    It's like The Temple Goers is the uestion Taseer contemplates and answers in The Way Things Were I definitely see the growth between the two

  6. says:

    After reading the prologue I was not really convinced by the book and thought that it might not be very interesting to read But I changed my mind after starting the first chapter Aatish Taseer brings us with him in his discovering of modern India from the cast system to the violence and riots we're following his double in the book named af

  7. says:

    Taseer tries to gauge the pulse of what he thinks of as the 'real' India the India of the autowallahs polished over with effort in his upper class lifestyle read air conditioned travel man friday etc The protagonist Taseer befriends

  8. says:

    Loved the clear realistic writing Can identify with much of what taseer feels when confronted with some of the contradictions of India The blurb made this sound like a murder mystery which is why I wasn't very pleased when my wife picked it up for me knowing my fondness for indian writing The book turns out to be much deeper than that and the murder is just incidental to a larger story of caste and class differences in an India that's dif

  9. says:

    Am confused I liked the fluid writing in parts the sexual confusion of the writer was also well put and the pages kept me glued with aatish and aakash but the other characters were too stereotypical and under developed As

  10. says:

    Totally disappointed with this debut fiction novel by Aatish Taseer A budding writer gets 'involved' with the per

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