The Psychological Impact of Globalization on the Quest for Self-Discovery in the Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

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Shahbaz Khalid, Samina Yasmin


The impacts of globalization that are producing the identity crisis are investigated in this study, as are the psychological concerns that occur as a result of an identity crisis. It also examines western attitudes toward the Orient, as well as challenges that Pakistanis face in Western countries, through Henry Tajfel's vision. Individuals that share a great deal in terms of values, interests, and beliefs form communities. Many people believe that a community is a collection of like-minded people. On the other hand, the values of homogeneity and identity are crucial in the formation of communities. As a result of modern technology and ingenuity, the world has become a global village, and this globalization has put people's identities at risk. In "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," by Mohsin Hamid, looks at the issue of identity and the issues that immigrants, particularly Muslim Pakistani immigrants, experienced in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Another theme tackled in this book is how diversity has made life difficult for the protagonists, who confront a range of challenges as a result of their diverse backgrounds. They are unable to go forward since letting go of one's past, culture, and roots are so tough.

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