Altaf Tyrewala

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Altaf Tyrewala (born 1977) is an Indian, English-language author. He lives in Dallas.

Early life[edit]

Altaf was born in Byculla, Mumbai in a Khoja Ismaili family. He did his schooling at St. Mary's ICSE, Mazagaon.

Higher education[edit]

Altaf studied advertising and marketing in New York City, and earned a BBA from Baruch College in 1999.[1]


No God In Sight (2005)

Ministry of Hurt Sentiments (2012)

Mumbai Noir (2012) (editor)

Engglishhh (2014)

No God In Sight[edit]

This is Altaf's critically acclaimed debut novel, published by Penguin India in 2005. It has been translated into Marathi, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch, and published in the US and Canada.

Tyrewala's short stories have been included in several Indian and international anthologies.[2] Altaf's work has been hailed as "more sophisticated and universal than Adiga’s" by some critics.[3]


  1. ^ "Terror, riots, No God in Sight". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Siddhartha". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  3. ^ "The year we reclaimed our English". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 

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