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Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Mohsin Hamid and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2008-04-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Man Booker-shortlisted, thrillingly provocative international bestseller - adapted to a major motion picture starring Kiefer Sutherland - from the author of Exit West 'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . ' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream -- and a Western woman -- and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . . Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid's masterly The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of today's globalised, fractured world.

Book The reluctant fundamentalist

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  • Author : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 0547416318
  • Pages : 197 pages

Download or read book The reluctant fundamentalist written by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Keren Shlezinger and published by Insight Publications. This book was released on 2010 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Mira Nair and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the bestselling novel by Mohsin Hamid Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair offers the reader an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the creation of her most ambitious film yet: The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Covering every aspect of the film-making process, this magnificently designed film book comprises an incredible array of images as well as short essays by those involved in the film-making process. Mira Nair discusses how the novel was turned into a screenplay; Mohsin Hamid reminisces about his first experience on a film set; production designer Michael Carlin recounts the thrill of transforming Old Delhi into contemporary Lahore; lead actor Riz Ahmed reveals how he got under the skin of his character Changez; and editor Shimit Amin demystifies some of his tricks on the editing table. This book also features a series of gorgeous black-and-white photographs by celebrated photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

Book MOHSIN HAMID S THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

Download or read book MOHSIN HAMID S THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST written by KEREN. SHLEZINGER and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Bookclub in a Box Discusses The Reluctant Fundamentalist  by Mohsin Hamid

Download or read book Bookclub in a Box Discusses The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid written by Marilyn Herbert and published by Bookclub-in-a-Box. This book was released on 2012-02-07 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reluctant Fundamentalist is more than the usual immigrant book of adaptation, struggle, and identity. It is the gripping tale of a young man who comes to America from Pakistan just prior to 9/11. The protagonist, Changez, is a Harvard educated businessman who works for a high-profile company that assesses the economic value of other companies. Changez is very successful in his chosen career, but then September 11 happens and everything changes. The setting is Lahore, Pakistan and the tale is told by one narrator, that of Changez, as he speaks to a nameless and faceless American tourist. The narration takes place in the span of a single evening, in fact, during a single meal, and Hamid manages to swing the reader on a pendulum of conflicting emotions and thoughts. The Bookclub-in-a-Box guide explores a number of important questions: who is this nameless American and why is he in Pakistan; how can one person have equal love for two countries that are at odds with each other in culture and outlook; how does such a person come to terms with his two worlds; and what is the significance of the word “reluctant” in the novel’s title, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide also includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

Book Quicklet on Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book Quicklet on Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Elizabeth Shestakova and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-07-30 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK “I wonder now, sir, whether I believed at all in the firmness of the foundations of the new life I was attempting to construct for myself in New York.” Americans remember where they were on September 11, 2001, a day that has become a permanent fixture in the calendar. As retaliation for the attack the US launched a war in Afghanistan called “Operation Enduring Freedom” with the goal of dismantling the Taliban. Currently, the Afghanistan war has become America's longest war, even longer than the war in Vietnam. Given the duration of the war and how it began, it is surprising to note that many people in Afghanistan don’t know why the war started. Considering that 42% of the population is under 14 and that 72% is illiterate, it’s not surprising that this event doesn’t register. In addition the scarcity of electricity, also explains ignorance of the event American “foreigners” call September 11th. As a result most people from Afghanistan don’t understand why the U.S. invaded their country, causing more than than 12,000 civilian deaths since the war started. The disparity of the two worldviews continues to contribute to the tensions between the two countries. Similarly, the average American knows very little about the Afghani people and the politics of this area. In an Angus Reid Public Opinion Poll half of American respondents said they don’t understand what the war in Afghanistan is about. One of the reasons for this might be because the U.S. media doesn’t focus on this war as much as on the Kardashians. This tension and lack of understanding creates a perfect opening for The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamad to educate Americans about the other side. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is about a Pakistani living in New York who reevaluates his successful American life after the September 11 attacks. The book’s main advantage is that it is so topical. Given the heavy involvement of the U.S. in the Middle East, as well as neighbouring Afghanistan and Pakistan, it seems no region is more important to American welfare. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK “Students like me were given visas and scholarships, complete financial aid, mind you and invited into the ranks of the meritocracy. In return we were expected to contribute our talents to your society, the society we were joining. And for the most part we were happy to do so. I certainly was, at least at first.” (pg.4) It is worth describing the author’s background, which can be found on his website, because it bears many similarities to the main character of the novel, Changez. From the ages of 9 to 18, the author lived in Lahore, Pakistan. Hamid studied at Princeton University and graduated summa cum laude. He then went Harvard Law School. Upon graduation he got a job at the elite McKinsey and Company and used his free time to complete his first novel. This novel, Moth Smoke, took seven years to complete, but became a bestseller in India and Pakistan. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is his second book and also took seven years to complete. On BBC Radio Hamid explains that the reason it took him so long to write both books is that he is figuring them out as he writes them. Quicklet on Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the story of Changez who comes from Pakistan to study at Princeton University. At Princeton he excels and is rewarded with a job at the prestigious valuation firm “Ultrawood Samson.” He uses his sign on bonus to pay for a trip to Greece with his classmates. In Greece he falls in love with an all American girl named Erica. He is attracted to her beauty and she is attracted to his old fashioned manners. As he gets to know her Changez finds out that her ex boyfriend, Chris, died of lung cancer a year earlier.

Book Religious and Racial Profiling in Mohsin Hamid s Novel  The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book Religious and Racial Profiling in Mohsin Hamid s Novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Muhammad Rizwan and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2016-01-20 with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject American Studies - Literature, , language: English, abstract: The focus of this paper is the plight the Muslims of the world, especially those living in America, face due to religious discriminations. This discrimination is the result of the religious profiling of the media and the institutions which are working to spread the ideology of the West to the rest of the world. Everything is under their control so they manipulate the facts. Many Asian writers have tried to portray the true picture of the scene but it remains a great crisis need to be resolved. This paper will examine the core issues resulting from the religious profiling with the references from the novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", written by Mohsin Hamid in the context of post-9/11 milieu of the world, especially about the dealing with the Muslims.

Book Neap

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  • Author : Tony Thompson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781864781557
  • Pages : 45 pages

Download or read book Neap written by Tony Thompson and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 45 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mohsin Hamid  The reluctant fundamentalist

Download or read book Mohsin Hamid The reluctant fundamentalist written by Mohsin Hamid and published by . This book was released on 2013-02 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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  • Author : Mohsin Hamid
  • Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9783125798823
  • Pages : 158 pages

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Mohsin Hamid and published by Ernst Klett Sprachen. This book was released on 2012 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young Pakistani, Changez, meets a US American in Lahore and tells him about his old, "successful" life in the USA - until 9/11, which changed everthing. Suddenly he had to choose sides. (Quelle: Buchdeckel verso).

Book Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book Reluctant Fundamentalist written by and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Set in the years following 9/11, this follows a young Pakistani man, Changez, chasing corporate success on Wall Street. Living in the suspicious, terrorism-altered world, he ultimately finds himself embroiled in a conflict between this American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland." -- Container. Based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid. Originally release as a motion picture in 2012.

Book Exploring Mohsin Hamid   s  The Reluctant Fundamentalist  as a Postcolonial Bildungsroman

Download or read book Exploring Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist as a Postcolonial Bildungsroman written by and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2019-09-16 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Bonn, language: English, abstract: This paper aims to show how a genre can be utilised in order to clarify specific struggles of a fictional character and make them universally accessible to any reader, which proves that Postcolonialism is not only a discussion about the past, but still influences people all over the world as colonialism finds its new ways to establish itself in many parts of the world as the colonial “legacies continue to inflect contemporary geo-political realities and conflicts around the world and impact upon how different people (are forced to) live today”. Hamid’s "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", one of the most well-known 21st century novels written by a Pakistani author intelligently combines the elements of the Bildungsroman and concepts of Postcolonialism. Changez is the protagonist of a modern Bildungsroman who experiences the power of a new form of colonialism and is made aware of his role as a colonised subject by his journeys throughout a crucial phase of identity formation in his life.

Book Hybridity and Identity Crisis in  The Reluctant Fundamentalist  by Mohsin Hamid

Download or read book Hybridity and Identity Crisis in The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid written by Rabbia Rani and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2021-03-19 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Individuum, Gruppe, Gesellschaft, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The focus of this research paper is to stimulate as well as evoke the study of theoretical underpinning of hybridity and identity crisis in The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. In addition, the research also draws upon Homi K Bhabhas's concept of hybridity to trace their connection .The findings of this research throw light upon the interwoven pattern of hybridity and identity crisis. Thus, novelists exposed and expressed the conditions of identity Crises that emerged in postcolonial period. According to Oxford English dictionary; identity is defined as “The identification of an individual or a group or a nation in postcolonial terms as one notice easily is linked to the "other", that means they recognize themselves "us" with the existence of the "other". Otherness is a feature to recognize identity in postcolonial era in which also means it is twofold, "both identity and difference, so that every other, every different than and excluded by is dialectically created and includes the values and meaning of the colonizing culture even as it rejects its power to define".

Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by Keren Shlezinger and published by ReadHowYouWant. This book was released on 2013-04 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Insight Text Guide for Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist....

Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down.

Book The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Download or read book The Reluctant Fundamentalist written by and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: