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Atish/Aatish – Fire

Words related to Atish are:

Atish Bazi- Fireworks

Atish para -spark

Atish mizaj- Hot tempered

Atish ka parkala- very beautiful person

Khawaja Haider Ali Aatish was born in 1778 in Faizabad. His poems, ghazals and poetry collections are very popular among people of South Asia. Kulliyat -e- Khwaja Haider Ali Atish is one of his famous collections. He died in 1846 in Lucknow. His poems are brought together under “Deewan-e-Aatish”.  

Aatish Taseer (Born 1980), is British-born writer-journalist. Taseer has written a highly acclaimed translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories from the original Urdu, Manto: Selected Stories (2008).


His first book Stranger to History : A Son’s Journey Through Islamic Lands (2009), part memoir-part travelogue, has been translated into more than 14 languages and hailed as a ‘must-read’ for anyone attempting to understand the Muslim world. The book caught the attention of Nobel Laureate Sir V.S. Naipaul, who labelled Taseer ‘a young writer to watch’. His first novel, The Temple-Goers (2010) was also very well received; it was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa First Novel Award. A second novel, Noon (2011), was published by Faber & Faber (USA), Picador (UK and India).