Hailing from the respected Anglo-Afghan family, with its roots in the Hindu Kush, Tahir Shah is the author of fifteen best-selling books and several acclaimed documentary films. The majority of his work chronicles a wide range of outlandish journeys through Africa, Asia and the Americas. For him, there’s nothing so important as deciphering the hidden underbelly of the lands through which he travels.
Shunning well-trodden tourist paths, Shah avoids celebrated landmarks, preferring instead to position himself on a busy street corner or in a dusty café and observe life go by.
Insisting that we can all be explorers, he says there’s wonderment to be found wherever we are – it’s just a matter of seeing the world with fresh eyes.