Beyond Borders: A Critical Study of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Keywords:Crossing, Marginalisation, Transnational, Borders, Geography
This paper explores the crossing of borders in Mohsin Hamid’s award-winning novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. It is an effort to showcase the way Hamid breaks the set ideals and constructions that have been reigning in literature for decades. It attempts to show the transnational journey of the protagonist, Changez from Lahore to the US and his return to his country. The paper depicts the failure of American society to stick to its moral values. Moreover, it portrays the mistreatment Muslims go through after September 11.
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