Reluctant Fundamentalist PB

Reluctant Fundamentalist   PB

This Is A Meditative Novel Written In An Introspective Manner&Hellip;But This Is Also A Deeply Suspenseful Work, The Sense Of Anticipation Heightened By Hamid&Rsquo;S Wonderful Use Of Restraint&Rsquo;&Mdash;Mukund Padmanabhan In The Hindu ...

Author: Hamid, Mohsin

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 014306424X

Category: Pakistani Americans

Page: 196

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At A CafÉ Table In Lahore, A Bearded Pakistani Man Converses With An American Stranger. As Dusk Deepens To Dark, He Begins The Tale That Has Brought Him To This Fateful Meeting . . . Among The Brightest And Best Of His Graduating Class At Princeton,Changez Is Snapped Up By Underwood And Samson, An Elite Firm Thatspecializes In &Lsquo;Valuation&Rsquo; Of Companies Ripe For Acquisition. He Thriveson New York And The Intensity Of His Work, And His Infatuation Withthe Beautiful Erica Promises Entry Into Manhattan Society At The Sameexalted Level Once Occupied By His Own Family Back In Lahore. But Inthe Wake Of September 11, He Finds His Position In The City He Lovessuddenly Overturned, And His Budding Relationship With Erica Eclipsedby The Reawakened Ghosts Of Her Past. And Changez&Rsquo;S Own Identity Isin Seismic Shift As Well, Unearthing Allegiances More Fundamental Thanmoney, Power, And Perhaps Even Love. The Reluctant Fundamentalist Is A Riveting And Devastating Exploration Of Our Divided And Yet Ultimately Indivisible World, Withechoes Of Fitzgerald And Camus. &Lsquo;Mohsin Hamid&Rsquo;S Exceptionally Taut And Gripping Novel Gently Explores The Fault Lines Between The American West And The Islamic East. Hamid Seems To Have Pulled Off The Near Impossible. This Is A Meditative Novel Written In An Introspective Manner&Hellip;But This Is Also A Deeply Suspenseful Work, The Sense Of Anticipation Heightened By Hamid&Rsquo;S Wonderful Use Of Restraint&Rsquo;&Mdash;Mukund Padmanabhan In The Hindu &Lsquo;A Brilliant Book. With Spooky Restraint And Masterful Control, Hamid Unpicks The Underpinnings Of The Most Recent Episode Of Distrust Between East And West. But His Book Does Not Merely Excel In Capturing A Developing Bitterness. The Narrative Is Balanced By A Love As Powerful As The Sinister Forces Gathering, Even When It Recedes Into A Phantom Of Hope. It Is This Balance, And The Constant Negotiation Of The Political With The Personal, That Creates A Nuanced And Complex Portrait Of A Reluctant Fundamentalist&Rsquo;&Mdash;Kiran Desai, Author Of The Inheritance Of Loss &Lsquo;A Quietly Told, Cleverly Constructed Fable Of Infatuation And Disenchantment With America&Hellip;Astute Cultural Observation At Which Hamid Excels. An Intelligent, Highly Engaging Piece Of Work&Rsquo;&Mdash; James Lasdun In The Guardian
Categories: Pakistani Americans

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the story of Changez, a young, Princeton-educated Pakistani who goes on to work at a prestigious financial analysis firm in New York City and falls in love with a woman from the upper echelons of New York ...

Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780385663458

Category: Fiction

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The New York Times bestselling novel, Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Funamentalist is brilliant and powerful, and now a major motion picture! The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the story of Changez, a young, Princeton-educated Pakistani who goes on to work at a prestigious financial analysis firm in New York City and falls in love with a woman from the upper echelons of New York society. He seems to have achieved the American dream--until 9/11 devastates the city. As the woman and city he loves suffer from new wounds and old scars, Changez finds that his place in society had shifted. With the world seemingly crumbling in front of him, Changez must decide where his true loyalties lie--with his adopted country or his homeland.
Categories: Fiction

The Reluctant Terrorist

The Reluctant Terrorist

He nodded to Colonel Ferreira, an anti-terrorism expert from the Pentagon, who acknowledged that he wanted to contribute. “Well, Mr. President, the best, or maybe it's the worst ... Apart from that and checking 268 The Reluctant Terrorist.

Author: Tony Lockwood

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595096848

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 118

(use the description for the back cover) It's only a matter of time beforeThe Reluctant Terrorist becomes a reality! Bakaar, an ex British colony in East Africa is facing starvation and civil war. In a final, desperate attempt to feed his people President Berruda places a bomb, filled with deadly nerve gas VX, in New York City and demands $1 billion to reveal it's location. The U.S. President cannot evacuate New York and risk panic and he cannot give in to blackmail. He plays for time. Maybe Berruda is bluffing! How long can the search remain a secret? With one hour to go to the deadline the bomb is found. But is it too late... AUTHOR BIO: Tony Lockwood was born in the United Kingdon but now lives in Massachusetts. The Reluctant Terrorist is his first novel. He has written a direct several short films and his first feature screenplay is expected to be filmed in the fall of 2000.
Categories: Fiction

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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).

Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125798825

Category:

Page: 158

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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).
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The reluctant fundamentalist

The reluctant fundamentalist

It will perhaps be odd for you—coming, as you do, from a country that has not fought a war on its own soil in living memory, the rare sneak attack or terrorist outrage excepted—to imagine residing within commuting distance of a million ...

Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547416311

Category: Fiction

Page: 197

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"Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by the elite valuation firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned and his relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez's own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love"--Jacket
Categories: Fiction

Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Literature of September 11 The Reluctant Fundamentalist can be classified as post-September 11 literature. Around the same time as the publication of this novel, a spate of other works from writers situated both within and outside the ...

Author: Keren Shlezinger

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 9781921411670

Category: Pakistani Americans

Page: 68

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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.
Categories: Pakistani Americans

Bookclub in a Box Discusses The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Bookclub in a Box Discusses The Reluctant Fundamentalist  by Mohsin Hamid

The terrorist group al-Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden, claimed responsibility for the attacks, ... (Hamid, “My Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Washington Post, 2007) Consider why you do or do not keep up with the current news in ...

Author: Marilyn Herbert

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 9781927121054

Category: Fiction

Page: 53

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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.
Categories: Fiction

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

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

research is descriptive piece of work to analyze the idea of religious profiling in The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a novel by a Pakistani writer, Mohsin Hamid. He was born and grew up in Lahore. He studied in Princeton University and ...

Author: Muhammad Rizwan

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668129740

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 12

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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.
Categories: Literary Collections