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Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid (born 1971) is a Pakistani author best known for his novels Moth Smoke (2000) and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007).

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"We are all migrants. Most of us have migrated some distance in our lifetime"
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"Increasingly, in these pessimistic times, I think hope is important. In fact it’s a radical political gesture." -Mohsin Hamid
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"Language is a living thing, stories are a living thing — they shape our societies."
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Listening to an interview with author Mohsin Hamid: "Well, Pakistan has a population of 200 million, so someone had to enjoy sex sometime!"
Amazing intvu with Mohsin Hamid on Fresh Air. Beards as signifiers/windows and glass/more. Now I want to read his work. 👌
Mohsin Hamid, author of the acclaimed "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," brings his new novel to the Valley March 12.
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is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. --Mohsin Hamid
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Mohsin Hamid says the themes in his new novel, "Exit West," are directly related to the revised travel ban.
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Congrats to Mohsin Hamid on his new book, Exit West! We ❤️ THE Reluctant Fundamentalist, always and forever.
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ICYMI: Author on his new novel a fantasy on the soul-wrenching journeys of modern refugees.
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"migration is the fundamental state of being a human being" Read our Q&A with author
Writing novels as an act of resistance, in his pursuit of an optimistic future.
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In some ways immigrants may be the most American ppl in America. They've come for a better life, that concept is very American
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2017 will bring new books from George Saunders, Mohsin Hamid and Jesmyn Ward, among others
It's very easy, if you come from a place like Pakistan, to imagine that there's a narrative of
Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Vikram Seth, V S Naipul and Mohsin Hamid. great writers of our age
Nothing good gets written without the writer suffering along the way, in my opinion. Writing s
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Television has given Pakistan a truly open national forum for the first time in its history. I
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I am a strong believer in the intertwined nature of the personal and the political; I think th
As a writer, I am constantly aware that I take my life in my hands with everything I do and sa
I think if you say that art and politics, or religion and politics, mustn't mix, don't mix, th
I am sometimes asked to name my favourite books. The list changes, depending on my mood, the y
It you can ever pick up "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" by Mohsin Hamid, definitely do. Fiction, but addresses this topic.
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I come from an enormous and very close family. I have over a dozen aunts and uncles in Pakista
“It’s wonderful to have such talented young people working on it.” on The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the 1st ever stage production of shortlisted novel.
Maybe we are all prospective migrants. The lines of national borders on maps are artificial co
Farmers and people who make a living from the land are finding it impossible to survive. So th
I took a couple of creative writing classes with Joyce Carol Oates at Princeton University, an
On page 102 of 240 of Discontent and Its Civilizations, by Mohsin Hamid
I like the idea of an open, international London that thrives on attracting hard-working, tale
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"Love places someone else in the center of your being and your own self is blurred" -Mohsin Hamid
Only in novels can we take another human being into our head and create something jointly.
I believe one can gauge a book's impact only after about 10 years.
America's strength has made it a sort of Gulliver in world affairs: By wiggling its toes it ca
Certainly, historically, there has been more attention given in the international media to Ind
5 of 5 stars to Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
I don't listen to music when I write. I need silence so I can hear the sound of the words.
"In each of a million different readings, a book becomes one of a million different books" ― Mohsin Hamid
When I travel, I feel more like a nomad than a tourist.
If it takes you seven years to write each novel, you need a patron. And I would rather have my
There are many cultural scenes in Lahore, just as there are in London. And there is a celebrit
Being outside the candy store looking in is the state of people today. Whether you're in a Pak
God of small things, Anything by Kamila Shamsie, Mohsin Hamid and Elif Shafak.
I take six or seven years to write really small books. There is a kind...
If your sense of self is destabilised, to imagine being another become...
Sargodha Belt. Pir Hasnat will lose. Mohsin Ranjha will lose. Zulfiqar Bhatti will lose. Shafqat Hayat Khan will lose. Hamid Hameed will win
Basically, asking me what kind of music I like is like asking what kin...
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I think there's a growing courage among the younger generation of Amer...
My earliest memories are of watching 'Star Trek' and 'MASH' while my p...
Oftentimes I deliberately put ambiguity into my books so that... the r...
Literature helps us transcend ourselves.
Pakistan now is like a horror film franchise. You know, it's 'Friday t...
“Time only moves in one direction. Remember that. Things always change.” - Mohsin Hamid
As a child I read all kinds of stuff, whether it was 'Asterix and Obel...
I'm not sure if guys are supposed to read Vanity Fair. I feel very met...
How many big businesses don't resort to underhand means?...
Faith is the answer we hope for in times of trouble. on and the choice to live in Pakistan. .
Sydney Writers' Festival - Mohsin Hamid: Life in the Time of Permawar -
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I don't want to be a Michael Moore-style artist, which is not to dispa...
I was 30 when 9/11 happened and I had lived exactly 15 years of life i...
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid . (also a movie but the book is so much better)
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Being a writer is not the point. Writing is.
Pakistan hasn't been cast in the role of... interesting cultural place...
When people talk about the death of the novel, they are speaking of th...
There is a huge sense of loneliness as people leave villages and move ...
I don't want to be a propagandist or say that Pakistan is just great. ...
In writing literary fiction, you are trying to help yourself. And read...
When terrorism strikes, divisive anger is a natural response.
He whispers a benediction and breathes it into the air.. -Mohsin Hamid
We must lend Qibla Zahid Hamid to lead Taliban after the killing of Mullah Mansoor. Only he can lead the 5-G Jihad.
after the prophet by Lesley hazelton, 1984 by George orwell, Moth Smoke by mohsin hamid and my name is radha, the essential manto
Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid. My Feudal Lord by Tehmina Durrani. A thousand splendid sons by Khaled Hosseini.
I'm not a representative of Pakistan; I'm just an example that Pakista...
I think there's a natural link between the fact that our self is a sto...
Mirror of Beauty by Shams ur Rehman Faruqi. Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by M Hanif. Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid.
Violent cities, people who live in violent cities, find a way - as New...
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My grandparents used to pray five times a day, but they were quiet abo...
Excerpt from Mohsin Hamid's Moth Smoke, 'Air conditioning, social classes and ticket to heaven.' Uniquely Pakistani.
I think the most effective forms of critique are ones that establish a...
Check out How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
For me, writing a novel is like solving a puzzle. But I don't intend m...
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bruh this is random but reading Mohsin Hamid's latest n thought of the Reluctant Fundamentalist and how dope of a movie it was
A quick and soulful autumn read -strongly recommend Discontent and its Civilisations by Mohsin Hamid.
Religion and fundamentalism in the age of internet, robots and sustained conflict -
If it's one piece you read today, please let this be the one. . Mohsin Hamid's brilliant take on life post 9/11.
Reading the dispatches from 'Discontent and its Civilizations' is more overwhelming than I had imagined.
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a really interesting insight into post 9/11 suspicions and division.
"Why the Because I'd rather people read my book twice than only half-way through" – Mohsin Hamid
it is true this man is a great author, yet answering questions and writing an essay are not what I want to do
. Because she just want to look COOL like hamid mir. These people will do anything to get an international award
“[...] you witness a passage of time that outstrips its chronological equivalent.” - Mohsin Hamid
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's new essay published in . Living in the age of permawar
"We face our killer alone, or in families, or in towns or cities or tribes or countries. But never all together."
If someone wakes me up mid-sleep and asks about my favorite coming of age I'd still say Moth Smoke,aftr all these yrs!
Excited to dive into these new reads.
"When you wrote, you felt something. Writing was like play, like love, like sex, like devotion. And writing was unl…"
"It is in the realm of the cyborg, we think, that Death can at last, perhaps, be defeated."
Living in the age of permawar. . Mohsin Hamid on what binds us with the rest of humanity (
Awarding-winning author Mohsin Hamid on why companies need novelists.
already have. Mohsin hamid is amazing. Read Moth Smoke pls.
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Thought-provoking essay from Mohsin Hamid. Living in the age of permawar
Living in the age of permawar Beautifu piece by Mohsin Hamid
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"It's in being read that a book becomes a book..." Mohsin Hamid
Ah - a fellow LAS pupil! I love the fact that this school still exists, even thrives.
'..Death, has us all in its sights, and we would do well not to allow ourselves willingly to be its instruments..'
And with a last stardrop, a last circle, I arrive, and she's there, chemical wonder in her eyes. -Mohsin Hamid
Outstanding panelist opening address finally in print
This stunning piece of work by makes you pause and rethink life.
also i'm only 7 pages in but Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist is rly good so far
Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist made me fall in love with Pakistan.
Pakistan. I love Mohsin Hamid and Muhammad Hanif. They are both contemporary and Md.Hanif is a very witty writer.
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on Murakami: "There's a fine line between 'you've got to be kidding' and genius, and Murakami walks it all the time." So true.
Mohsin Hamid, Pakistani writer of one of world's best selling book "How to get filthy rich in rising Asia!." (In NYT)
I'm a pakistani and I don't even like cricket. Blasphemous much?
Interested to hear your review. I've read Mohsin Hamid's books and have seen some comparisons made b/w the two.
Darashikoh would've been interested if he were alive
If you're a Pakistani and you're not a Younus Khan fan, well, I weep for you.
Didn't know, I had been following the fake account of Mohsin Hamid.
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Hey thanks! Don't have copies to send myself but will gladly sign if we're ever in the same place.
Hey Matt! Just tried to reply to your DM but it didn't go through.
Presided over a LLF 2015 meeting, always a pleasure hosting great minds and crystallising a program together
Not a big fan of but has done a fabulous job. I am more than 3/4th done in 5 days
Reading 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid with ferociousness of a bored,thirsty prisoner.
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“Storytelling alters the storyteller. And a story is altered by being told. MOHSIN HAMID"
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Watch out now the first official Trailer of Mira Nair's next film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Riz MC, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, and Meesha Shafi. To listen/download Official Soundtrack in the trailer: Based on a 2007 novel by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, it is a story about a young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland. More about The Reluctant Fundamentalist:
Having been teased by three friends, who're separated by geography and have never ever closely interacted, that I remind them, in ways they did not elaborately specify, of character Changez, narrator/protagonist of Mohsin Hamid's novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", which has since been adapted into a movie, I became so curious I finally downloaded an e-copy of the book. Today! Changez is an interesting character, an initially liberal, properly educated Pakistani Muslim whose perceptions about western double-standards in international politics gradually, and perhaps unsurprisingly, change, not on discovering the deeper base of faith as observed by my friends. His transformation from a fornicating man-about-town into a bearded fundamentalist is a reaction to politically inspired stereotyping of Muslims in the West. Well, I can't so sure unless I'm done reading the stimulating book. Man, Hamid writes sha. Sweet, effortlessly crafted sentences. Of course he reminds me of my forthcoming Booker Prize-deservin ...
The seductive lure of Lahore... By Shobha De, Mumbai Mirror Feb 22, 2014, . Inshallah! I am keeping my fingers crossed I'll be in Lahore when you read this. The Lahore Literary Festival has grown into an important property in a very short time, and may soon rival our very own Jaipur Lit Fest. I jumped at the invitation to participate in its 2014 edition which has attracted several authors from India, including Vikram Seth and Amit Choudhary. Of course, Pakistani biggies like Mohsin Hamid and Kamila Shamsie will be participating as well. I am looking forward to three sessions ("India a Cultural Conundrum' being one), and a book signing at Liberty, the largest bookstore in Lahore, where I am sure I'll be asked a hazaar questions on the controversial Wendy Doniger book. I have been to the Karachi Lit Fest and enjoyed it hugely. I couldn't make it to last year's edition much to my disappointment since my visa didn't reach on time. Now, with less than 24 hours left for our flight to Amritsar (and then on to th ...
“An Indian director making a Pakistani film in America,” as she puts it. Mira Nair and Mohsin Hamid talk about...
Mira Nair and Mohsin Hamid reminiscing the making of The Reluctant Fundamentalist
What an honour and what a pleasure it was to talk with Mira Nair and Mohsin Hamid in Lahore.
Packed hall for Mira Nair and Mohsin Hamid at
On a panel now: Imagining cities with Mohsin Hamid, Anis Ahmed, Amit Chauhdri at
the Reluctant Fundamentalist was written by a Pakistani named Mohsin Hamid and turned into a movie by Mira Nair 5 years later FYI
Heard Mira Nair & Mohsin Hamid talk about The Reluctant Fundamentalist at Lahore Literary Festival, wished you were there as well.
My highlights of the day 2 of Lahore Literary Festival - LLF were; 1. Discussion and comments of K. Anis Ahmed and Mohsin Hamid " Beyond the Global Novel". 2. Zia Mohyeddin Reciting Mushtaq Yusafi, continued with laughters and closed with tragedy and tears. 3. Politically correct and authentic authority-on-subject Vali Nasr in conversation with well-informed and blunt Ahmed Rashid "Fault-lines Across the Middle East" was an eye opener. 4. Two creative geniuses Mira Nair and Mohsin Hamid with Rachel Dwyer on filming "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" was refreshingly candid and genuinely inspiring. 5. Amit Chaudhuri and Pervez Hoodbhoy with Khaled Ahmed on "Crisis of Education: Tagore’s Meaning Today" was thought provoking. 6. Amazing discussion of Ahmed Rashid, Hina Rabbani Khar, Maleeha Lodhi, Vali Nasr with Rashed Rahman in "Afghanistan on the Brink" about current and upcoming situation of Afghanistan. Specifically in reference to Pakistan. 7. Awesome Performance by Sachal Orchestra. 8. Meeting and attend ...
Today I got stitches from a hilarious rehearsal, two wonderful compilations of Urdu Poetry, two new friends, a meeting with my mentor (YES YOU Mehdi Bhai), my picture taken with two very awesome women, a Greek Feta Salad, an order of battered fries, an autograph from Mira Nair, a chance to listen to her and Mohsin Hamid and an Orange Desi Writers Lounge book bag. I also got the urge to reach over to the surprisingly khush shakal german next to me and see if he was real. Mohammad Murtaza thank you for whatever of the above you were responsible for.
Yep. I think Zia Mohiyuddin, followed by Vali Nasr/Ahmed Rashid, followed by Mira Nair/Mohsin Hamid. Should be good!
Daily Report: Two Views on the E-Book Reading Experience Two authors — Mohsin Hamid and Anna Holmes — discuss the merits and flaws of e-books.
Guernica by Dave Boiling, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Book by Mohsin Hamid or Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
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Mohsin Hamid (Urdu: محسن حامد;He is born in 1971) is a Pakistani writer. His novels are Moth Smoke (2000), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013). Contents Biography Hamid spent part of his childhood in the United States, where he stayed from the age of 3 to 9 while his father, a university professor, was enrolled in a PhD program at Stanford University. He then moved with his family back to Lahore, Pakistan and attended the Lahore American School.[1] At the age of 18, Hamid returned to the United States to continue his education. He graduated from Princeton University summa *** laude in 1993, having studied under the writers Joyce Carol Oates and Toni Morrison. Hamid wrote the first draft of his first novel for a fiction workshop taught by Morrison. He returned to Pakistan after college to continue working on it.[2] Hamid then attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1997.[3] Finding corporate law boring, he repaid his student loans by working for ...
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so far good. U would enjoy it if you like Mohsin Hamid's style of writing
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Still in early chapters, but the teller's already pulled me in.
Secrets makes life more interesting.You can be in a crowded room with someone and touch them without touching, just with a look-because you know a-part- of you no one els knows. And whenever you're with them, the tow of you are alone-cuz the YOU they see no one else can see. -Mohsin Hamid- Moth Smoke.
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Those who are dying in wars, ethnic cleansing and religious massacres - are they rising? - Mohsin Hamid
Fiction can destabilise when people only want one type of story or certain types of stories. - Mohsin Hamid says...
Highly recommended, esp. but not only for Lahoris, Mohsin Hamid's books: Reluctant Fundamentalist; Moth Smoke; How to get filthy rich ...
“I commit her to memory. When I'm alone, I feel a strange yearning, the hunger of a man fasting not because he believes but because he's ashamed. Not the cleansing hunger of the devout, but the feverish hunger of the hypocrite. I let her go every evening only because there's nothing I can do to stop her.” ― Mohsin Hamid
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orderd the last book and probably the first one by Moth Smoke,hoping I like it as much as the other two
Sarah Hall wins the BBC National Short Story Award Sarah Hall was announced as the winner live on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. Author Sarah Hall has been named the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2013 for her story Mrs Fox. She picked up the £15,000 prize at a ceremony at BBC Broadcasting House in London, from this year's judges' chairwoman, Mariella Frostrup. Mrs Fox tells the story of a woman who turns into a fox to her husband's confusion and dismay. Frostrup said from the outset of deliberations the judges had all been "seduced by our winning story". "The poetic use of language, the dexterity and originality of the prose made Sarah Hall's Mrs Fox utterly unique," she said. Hall has won a growing list of awards for her short stories and four novels and has been selected as one of this year's Granta's Best Young British Novelists. Speaking about Mrs Fox, she said she was "fascinated by situations in which human beings are challenged and placed outside the usual codes of conduct". She was previ ...
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"Fission of empire, a new fusion, then fission again as children parted ways." _Moth Smoke/
The Reluctant Fundamentalist -Mohsin Hamid Rakesh Solanki thank you for the book. It was a nice read.
Some men drink the blood of other men, all I drink is wine. -Mohsin Hamid, Mothsmoke
“When the uncertain future becomes the past, the past in turn becomes uncertain.” ― Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke
"In my bed she asked me to put my arms around her, and I did so, speaking quietly in her ear. I knew she enjoyed my stories of Pakistan, so I rambled on about my family and Lahore. When I tried to kiss her, she did not move her lips or shut her eyes. So I shut them for her and asked, 'Are you missing Chris?' She nodded, and I saw tears begin to force themselves between her lashes, 'Then pretend,' I said, 'pretend I am him.' I do not know why I said it; I felt overcome and it seemed, suddenly, a possible way forward. 'What?' she said, but she did not open her eyes. 'Pretend I am him', I said again. And slowly, in darkness and in silence, we did. I do not know how to describe my experience of what happened next; I cannot, of course claim that I was possessed, but at the same time I did not seem to be myself. It was as though we were under a spell, transported to a world where I was Chris and she was with Chris, and we made love with a physical intimacy that Erica and I had never enjoyed. Her body denied min ...
The SWF Lecture “I Don’t Believe in Reality” by Mohsin Hamid will discuss how we form our opinions and judgment.
"one never knows what to say to those who have been bereaved . 'I keep thinking about Chris,' she went on. 'I don't know why. Most nights I have to take something to help me rest. It's kind of like I've been rthrown back a year.' I suspect I looked alarmed because she smiled and added, 'It's not that bad. I mean, I'm eating fine. I haven't lost it. But I feel hainted, you know?' I considered her choice of words. 'I have an aunt,' I said, 'my mother's most beautiful sister. Her marriage was arranged, so she had only met her husband a few times beforehand. He was an airforce pilot. He died three months later, but she never married again. She said he was the love of her life.' Erica appeared moved, both touched and troubled by what I had said; leaning forward, she asked, 'Shat's she like now?' 'Mad,' I said, 'mad as a March hare.' Erica stared; then she started to laugh - a surprised and delighted guffaw - and when she was done she placed her hand on mine. 'I missed you,' she said. 'It's good to have you bac ...
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What bad luck! The lights have gone. But why do you leap to your feet? Do not be alarmed, sir; as I mentioned before, fluctuations and blackouts are common in Pakistan. Really, you are overreacting; it is not yet so dark. The sky above us still contains a tinge of colour, and I can see you quite clearly as you stand there with your hand in your jacket. I assure you: no one will attempt to steal your wallet. For a city this size, Lahore is remarkably free of that sort of petty crime. Do not sit down, I implore you, or you shall force me to stand as well. As it is, I feel rude to remain in this position while my guest is uncomfortable." - Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, pg 69
finished The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid and gave it 3 stars
I interviewed Mohsin Hamid way back in the day in my MFA masterclass..remarkable talent. You did his writing justice.
In new Bookends, up now, Mohsin Hamid and Zoë Heller answer: Are we too concerned that characters be 'likable'?
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It's nice! Well when u done with it, pick up The Reluctant Fundamentalist by It's monologue.
Is it related to Mohsin Hamid's book by the same name?
The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Good book. Good film. Great soundtrack. Reminded me that Mohsin Hamid of Mothsmoke...
Does anyone know when Mohsin Hamid is coming to Houston?
Mohsin Hamid at his best in "How to get filthy rich in rising Asia"
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Although it's 1.22am in London I should go to bed. What are you reading?
also halfway thru Mohsin Hamid new one
I'm reading Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid, will probably start Waiting by Ha Jin
Mohsin Hamid on his enduring love of the second-person narrative via
Mohsin Hamid: Instead of looking at the others as 'the other', it is...worth looking at them as yourself
the remains of the day. It was very good. Now between Invisible Man, The Fall, Hamlet and a Mohsin Hamid book. Probs The Fall
Mohsin Hamid's new novel tells the tale of a man's journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon. In this interview with Claudia Kramatschek, he talks about universality, his belief in the city, and how commodities like water have become an object of speculation
There are more than a billion Muslims in the world, each with an individual view of life. So why are they viewed as a unified group, asks Mohsin Hamid
My main man Mohsin Hamid, the ultimate Pakistani literati personification of cool. If you haven't done so already you simply must watch The Reluctant Fundamentalist Film and also read this interview. Then we should meet for Chai/Shai to talk :-)
Zinda Bhaag: Pakistani film nominated for Oscar consideration after 50 years.. Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag has been nominated by the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee (PASC) for Oscar consideration, Express News reported on Friday. Zinda Bhaag will be Pakistan’s first official entry in the the “Foreign Film” category after Ghoonghat which was nominated for Oscar consideration in 1963. A total of four films were submitted to the committee for consideration including Chambeli, Josh and Lamha (Seedlings). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will choose the final nominees for all award categories including Best Foreign Language Film by 8th January 2014. The complete and final list of Oscar nominees will be announced on 16th January 2014. PASC member Mohsin Hamid said, “Zinda Bhaag is funny, natural, hip, and casually audacious – A real step forward for contemporary Pakistani cinema and a pleasure to watch.” The film which also stars Indian celebrity Naseeruddin Shah will be released ...
Has finished reading Budha, Mohammed: The prophet for our times, The battle for God, The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong, Dan Brown's Inferno, Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid and has watched 3 seasons of House MD, 1 season each of Spartacus and The Big Bang Theory and yes a dozen or so movies in the past 45 days.busy days theese!
Source of book: Borrowed from the library   In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year, I heard about this book, written in 2007, in reference to its treatment of the problems of assimilation. This book explores that question, from the point of view of a successful young Pakistani who rejects the American vision and returns to Pakistan to become an anti-American professor. In a number of ways, the protagonist’s life parallels that of the Tsarnaev brothers, and the book thus seems precient.   I have mentioned before that one of the differences between good literature and poor is that a truly skilled writer doesn’t settle for easy answers. Mohsin Hamid does an unsettlingly good job of that in The Reluctant Fundamentalist.   This book is a novella in length, with a limited focus on a short time period and a very limited number of characters. The narrator, Changez, comes from a wealthy Pakistani family, and has graduated at the top of his class at Princeton. He is ...
An addict cries for help! I just finished Mohsin Hamid's "How to Get Fiilthy Rich in Rising Asia" (excellent) and desperately need a new novel. Must be literary, not about families or children (I have them in real life), preferably a thriller, sci fi or historical.
THE Reluctant Fundamentalist is not about terrorism or taliban and i must say its not Khuda Ke Liye,New York or My name is khan ,theme is same but diferent from those movies based on pakistani author Mohsin Hamid s novel and directed by Mira Nair is story about Changaiz Khan played by Riz Ahmed who works in Wall Street and how 2001 element happened and what are the after effects but not like other movies guy was targeted its about change happened after 2001 september but really worth watching wont tell the exact story but it changes mind and shows what is americans mentality ,ditto for Riz Ahmed who acted excellent,Shabana Azmi,Om Puri,erican lieve all are good this 2 hours is 4 out of 5 in my rating must watch if you can digest serious topics
Not that anybody asked, but I've had a really good run of excellent reads lately, so I'm putting out the following recommendations: LIFE AFTER LIFE (Kate Atkinson), HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA (Mohsin Hamid), GOING CLEAR (Lawrence Wright), THE 5TH WAVE (Rick Yancey), and RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA (Kimberly McCreight). Enjoy!
Mohsin Hamid's novel has arrived on the big screen with boldness, ambition, and nuance. In "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" -- masterfully directed by Indian-born filmmaker, Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay, Monsoon wedding, The Namesake) -- we meet Changez (richly portrayed by Riz Ahmed), a young and handsome, ambitious lover of America from a modestly noble Pakistani family. Changez is recruited out of an American Ivy League institution by a top lieutenant in the Wall Street financial machinery (Jim Cross - superbly and cooly played by Kiefer Sutherland). As Cross' favorite protege, Changez is trained in the arts of international and strategic financial ruthlessness. There is very little subtlety in the parallels drawn between the madrases where the young are bred for terror, and the madrases of the Financial Empire of Wall Street. Both are driven by an unshakable fundamentalism. Soon after Changez begins to realize his financial success, the Twin Towers crumble, and so does his promising life in the new wor ...
Moving over to the Ritz Five from the Ritz East starting on Friday 05-17 will be: THE Reluctant Fundamentalist. The tense new thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, directed by Mira Nair (The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding) and based on Mohsin Hamid's bestselling novel, begins in Lahore in 2011. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez's dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enem ...
Great interview with Riz MC here on the BBC about his current film - The Reluctant Fundamentalist [based on the brilliant book by Mohsin Hamid] I need to interview him myself.if anyone on here has his film PR details, let me know. [I may have interviewed him twice about his music...but like...he's well famous now! ;o) ] P.S I've Seen the film.and yes, it's very good. Go see it!
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a political thriller film directed by Mira Nair, based on the novel by the same name by Mohsin Hamid, about a Pakistani man working on Wall Street. A Cine Mosaic and Mirabai Films Production, the film stars Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Meesha Shafi, Liev Schreiber,...
Mohsin Hamid's latest book makes you turn your attention to lives and situations that you may not have considered before.
The one and only Mira Nair speaks to ARTINFO about adapting Mohsin Hamid's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist".
We have passes to an advance screening of the movie adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel "The Reluctant...
The Forum: Progress: are we making any?: with Mohsin Hamid, Susan Neiman and Ruchir Sharma.
Great last night at Clapham Grand with Mohsin Hamid, Riz Ahmed and HH gang
Check this video out - Extended Interview: Jeffrey Brown talks with Mohsin Hamid
On page 140 of 240 of How to Get Filthy Rich in, by Mohsin Hamid: It is reminding me of Aravind Adiga's "White Tiger"
interviewing Mira Nair with Mohsin Hamid and Riz Ahmed, preview of Reluctant Fundamentlist, London
Pakistan, Under Cultural Siege, Is Buoyed by Book Festivals By DECLAN WALSH LAHORE, Pakistan — Assailed by jihadist attacks and the moral cudgels of religious conservatives, Lahore’s celebrated cultural vitality has waned somewhat in recent years. A famous kite-flying festival is no more; a performing arts festival vanished after being attacked; and music concerts take place in restricted circumstances. But last month, the city welcomed spring with a raucous new party — a celebration of books. Thousands of people crammed into a towering red brick building for the inaugural Lahore Literary Festival, flitting between sessions to hear, and meet, their heroes from Pakistan’s swelling firmament of novelists. It seemed as much a rock concert as a scholarly venue, and scuffles erupted as people pushed to gain entry. One star attraction was Mohsin Hamid, a Princeton-educated native of Lahore, whose new novel, “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” has been published to critical acclaim. Wearing jean ...
Bloody *** Before you write, you need to exercise? Mohsin Hamid on why:
My latest essay for Salon is up. It's an essay based off a conversation with Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid (author of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" - now a movie starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson). It's about Pakistan, religion, his latest novel and the role of Pakistani artists.
Mohsin Hamid's international best-seller concerning a Pakistani Princeton graduate whose life is forever altered by the 9/11 terrorist attacks arrives on the screen courtesy of celebrated filmmaker Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay!). Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed) was a bright Wall Street business analyst working under the influential Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland) when two passenger jets brought down the World Trade Center as he watched in horror. His American Dream shattered alongside his future with the radiant Erica (Kate Hudson), Khan is suddenly branded an enemy in the land he called home. The humiliation of being wrongfully arrested, profiled, and interrogated soon drives Khan back to his family in Pakistan. There, Khan's eloquence and charisma make him a natural leader among the anti-American student population, but a potential threat in the eyes of the U.S. government. Years later, American journalist Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber) tracks down Khan in Lahore to interview him about a foreign pro ...
How come no one became a R F when the same USA was killing millions of innocent Combodians & Vietnamese?
Literary Cat and I are reading ARC How to Get Fithly Rich In Rising Asia
Everybody is damning the country..can you guys start damning the lame corrupt PPP Government with no will to do anytihng right
the Reluctant Fundamentalist.a movie based on Mohsin Hamid,s novel.directed by Meera Nair.and obviously based on a Pakistani character.
Sent an email to your agent. Thanks...
Shiny! All available UK stock of holographic foil was used to print these Mohsin Hamid covers apparently!
looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam in March.
We are drunk on apathy for the critical and fanaticism for the irrelevant
Ours is a country that investigates its dual nationality holders with more intensity than it does its sectarian killers
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"There is an overt political gesture in my writing," says (Reluctant Fundamentalist) "but I often don't fully understand it."
film about what Pakistanis and Pakistani has gone through since 9/11.well done Mohsin Hamid
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an extremely good book. Kudos to Mohsin Hamid.
on talking to about how central water is. Reminding us Punjab, India derive their names from water.
is in conversation with and I can't tune in because I have work!! :(
Mohsin Hamid on the panel for 'Political engagement in Pakistani novels'
Youre welcome. Also read Mohsin Hamid's next. And the actors in the movie were new faces. They were too natural.
I desperately want to know all the tricks to become filthy rich in Asia.. Can u help me by sharing a copy?
A humorous take on Islamophobia and many false stereotypes about Islam which are propagated by the mainstream media
"How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" with Mohsin Hamid was the most boring session at and with a misleading title
Iqra University and its campuses will remain closed on Monday, Feb 18, 2013.
Just eaten brownies. I'll be dining out on that for life. Thank you they were delicious x
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Had great day reading How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, new novel by Mohsin Hamid. It's even better than The Reluctant Fundamentalist!
had an amazing time in Karachi Literature Festival... why such dearth of intellecual thought when we have such living legends among us. Loved Anwar Masoud, Zia Muhiuddin, Iftikhar Arif, Mohsin Hamid, Javed Jabbar and many manay more. Truly enthralled!
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