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'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' by Mohsin Hamid

A rooftop café in Lahore overlooking the bazaar, drinking tea. Western-educated Changez talks to an unnamed American, telling him of his life story – a scholarship to Princeton, top of his class, snapped up by an elite global valuation firm. 296 more words


Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London by Mohsin Hamid

Date Published: November 27, 2014
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Pages: 252
Source: Review Copy provided by Random House India
Format: Paperback… 826 more words

Book Reviews

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Novel of Love and War, of Growth and Change

Minimalist literature is very nearly hit or miss for my tastes. I very nearly detest Hemingway, but Vonnegut I could read all day and never grow tired of it.  948 more words

Culture in Conflict - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Yesterday marked the first night of the Culture in Conflict film season. This season is designed to exhibit films that would provoke a discussion on cultural conflict. 112 more words


Inconvenient truths from the diary of a ‘half-outsider’

11 September 2001, close to nine in the night — the house is empty, except for a teenager who wants to or, rather, needs to watch a saucy segment from one of the “Hollywood” films aired on Zee MGM before his parents come back. 1,556 more words

Indian Cinema

A film analysis: The Reluctant Fundamentalist – A tale of East and West

Behind the impeccably dressed Muslim Wall Street businessman lurks an Islamic terrorist. Could our prejudice possibly exceed this statement? The primary aim in the life of Pakistani Changez Khan is to assess companies’ values.

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2014: A Year in Books

I’m not going to list all 74 books I read last year, just the best, the worst and some of the more interesting. There are some old favourites among them such as The Book Thief, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Beware of God, HHhH, and Stasiland. 1,484 more words