Those very people-those wretched, god-fearing fathers and mothers of sinners-ran over Ma and pounded her body into the Holy Ground.
Those very people-those wretched, god-fearing fathers and mothers of sinners-ran over Ma and pounded her body into the Holy Ground. Of the seventy thousand Indians who had gone to perform Haj that year, Ma was the only one who died in the stampede. She, and three Nigerians.
by. Altaf Tyrewala (Author). However, the book's central weakness is that there's generally no room to develop these characters beyond their one defining profession or characteristic, and so they become little more than animated props.
No God In Sight book. My Penguin copy had a front-cover Salman Rushdie blurb laden with numerous five-star adjectives.
Altaf Tyrewala lives in Bombay.
Altaf Tyrewala, after a degree in the States, lives in Mumbai and has worked in the e-learning industry. Tyrewala's debut novel is a plotless but vibrant trip through contemporary Mumbai (aka Bombay) which calls to mind films such as "Short Cuts. However, here the characters lives don't weave in and out of each other's, but connect in a linear line from one to the next, sometimes by the barest of threads.
No God in Sight - Altaf Tyrewala.
As the reader is hurtled from monologue to short story to anecdote, disparate lives collide in tantalizing ways. No God in Sight - Altaf Tyrewala.
in 1999 before returning to Mumbai to work on his critically acclaimed debut novel "No God in Sight".
He lives in Dallas and works in the elearning industry. Altaf was born in Byculla, Mumbai in a Khoja Ismaili family. He did his schooling at St. Mary's ICSE, Mazagaon. He studied advertising and marketing in New York City, and earned a BBA from Baruch College in 1999 before returning to Mumbai to work on his critically acclaimed debut novel "No God in Sight". The book has been translated into Marathi, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch, and published in the.