If you have ever, sir, been through at love, you will perhaps understand what I experienced. There is in such situations usually a moment of passion during which the unthinkable is said; this is followed by a sense of euphoria at finally being liberated; the world seems fresh, as if seen for the first time; […]
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December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Break Ups – “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” – Mohsin Hamid · Love, Pakistan
December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Janissaries – “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” – Mohsin Hamid · Culture, History, Pakistan, Religion, War
“Have you heard of the janissaries?” “No,” I said. “They were Christian boys,” he explained, “captured by the Ottomans and trained to be soldiers in a Muslim army, at that time the greatest army in the world. They were ferocious and utterly loyal: they had fought to erase their own civilisations, so they had nothing […]
December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Class, Change and Colonialism – “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” – Mohsin Hamid · Colonialism, History, Pakistan, Politics
Salaries have not risen in line with inflation, the rupee has declined steadily against the dollar, and those of us who once had substantial family estates have seen them divided and subdivided by each – larger- subsequent generation. So my grandfather could not afford what his father could, and my father could not afford what […]