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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 9, Part B (2018)

Resetting borders: Transnationalism, identity and home in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Author(s)
Suhana PA
Abstract
Transnationalism refers to the heightened interconnectivity between people and the receding economic and social boundaries among nations. Is the effect of creation of multicultural societies formed as a result of increased immigration and new global economic policies. America often celebrated the transnational nature of its society which invited talents from all over the world and helped them in becoming the most powerful nation. America was home for a lot of immigrants irrespective of their national, racial, religious or ethnic backgrounds. But things suddenly changed with the 9/11 attacks which rebuilt the imaginary borders of nation and nationality. There was increased hostility towards the “Others”, especially the Muslim Other. Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid portrays this sudden change in the attitude of America and the identity crisis and trauma experienced by the Muslim immigrants in the Post 9/11 scenario in his renowned novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist. This paper analyses the portrayal of ideas of Transnationalism, identity and home in the novel with reference to the protagonist Changez.
Pages: 67-69  |  327 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Suhana PA. Resetting borders: Transnationalism, identity and home in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(9):67-69.
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