Mohsin Hamid Lecture
Constructing Fictions: Prose, Politics, and Pakistan
An Evening with Pakistani Author, Mohsin Hamid
October 17, 2012
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Atrium
Over 70 students, staff, faculty, and community members attended Mr. Hamid's talk, the seventh lecture in the Brandeis Soli Sorabjee Lecture Series. Mr. Hamid shared insights from his books, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and forthcoming How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Throughout the lecture, Mr. Hamid wove a narrative about the space that novels provide for readers to use their imagination, the ways that nostalgia is used in "political sales pitches" to create fear of hybrid identities, and the current political situation within Pakistan.
For more information on Mr. Mohsin Hamid, please visit his website.
This lecture was co-sponsored by the Brandeis-India Initiative and the South Asian Studies Program.