Mohsin Hamid

  • Jaipur Literature Festival: Cyrus Mistry wins DSC Prize for 'Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer' January 18, 2014

    Cyrus Mistry won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his novel "Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer", in Jaipur on Saturday at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. His novel deals with the less-known life of corpse bearers, a microscopic community within the Parsi clan. Their job is to cleanse the...
  • My new film's a coming-of-age story in a complex world: Mira Nair May 17, 2013

    Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is based on a novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid, and stars Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in the pivotal roles. Shabana Azmi and Om Puri will also be seen in the film. The film is about the meteoric rise and...
  • Reading Mohsin Hamid; Slumdog Millionaire meets The White Tiger? April 17, 2013

    Mohsin Hamid is a gifted writer and a wonderful story-teller, so it is totally to his credit that his latest novel "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" is gripping. In fact, it left me wanting to finish the book, and I did so in one sitting or two....
  • Minorities are being frightened and terrified in Pakistan: Mohsin Hamid April 12, 2013

    Pakistani Author Mohsin Hamid, whose new book 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia' recently released and who is working with Mira Nair on her movie based on his book 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', spoke to CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar about living in Pakistan. He said, "Minorities are being targeted in...
  • 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' to be released in India in April 2013 December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Mira Nair's much-anticipated film 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', based on Mohsin Hamid's novel, will hit Indian screens in April 2013. To be distributed in India by PVR, the film has been already doing the rounds of festival circuits. Recently it was the closing film of the 43rd International film...
  • 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' wins Centenary Award December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Well-known filmmaker Mira Nair's films have always graced many prestigious award functions and her latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' continues to add to the glory. The film has been awarded the first Centenary Award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), recently held in Goa. 'The Reluctant...
  • Mira Nair's film to open Venice film fest July 23, 2012

    New York: NRI filmmaker Mira Nair's latest thriller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', starring Shabana Azmi and Om Puri, will open the 69th edition of Venice film festival next month. An adaptation of Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid's book of the same name, the film will have its world premiere in an out-of-competition screening...
  • Book Review: Noon September 13, 2011

    'Noon' is the story of Rehan Tabassum and his discovery of an India he is not familiar and comfortable with and a Pakistan he did not know. As a young boy, Rehan comes to India with his Punjabi mother Udaya, after his Pakistani father Sahil abandons them in London. Udaya marries...
  • Book review: Reluctant Fundamentalist May 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A title like The Reluctant Fundamentalist has you thinking revolutionaries and religious wars, but it can be even more disturbing and yet understated than that. Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard:...
  • Talking with novelist Mohsin Hamid May 10, 2007

    Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, has similarities with his novel’s protagonist but caution, the writer is not an extremist. Hamid is much less stern, more fun and he laughs. CNN-IBN’s Amrita Tripathi spoke to Hamid in Delhi. Amrita Tripathi: There's definitely something multicultural about this book. Let's...