In Other Worlds: Contemporary Fiction from Pakistan (18111)

Three Tuesdays: October 16, 23, 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$90.00 (10% off for members)

Since the publication of Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist in 2007, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a recent crop of Pakistan writers have been earning critical acclaim at home and around the world.  In this course, we will explore contemporary Pakistani fiction and examine how these narratives about religious fundamentalism, terrorism, class distinctions, political corruption, and love give us a compelling glimpse into the relatively young country that was carved out of a crumbling British Indian Empire in 1947. Our readings include: a Pakistani Princeton graduate’s account of his post-9/11 experiences (Mohsin Hamid’s A Reluctant Fundamentalist), a collection of short stories about an extended landowning family from Punjab (Daniyal Mueenuddin’s In Other Rooms, Other Wonders), and a dark comedy about a dictator who encouraged jihad (Mohammed Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes).

Reading schedule: Dates/Day of the week:
Three Tuesdays: (starting October 16), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
10/16:  The Reluctant Fundamentalist
10/23: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
10/30: A Case of Exploding Mangoes

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid (9780156034029)
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, Daniyal Mueenuddin (9780393337204)
A Case of Exploding Mangoes, Mohammed Hanif (9780307388186)

Supriya Goswami has taught courses in children’s literature, Anglophone world literature, and nineteenth-century British literature and Empire at California State University, Sacramento (2002-2007), and, more recently, at George Washington University and Georgetown University. She is the author of Colonial India in Children’s Literature (Routledge, 2012), which is the first book-length study to explore the intersections of British, Anglo-Indian, and Bengali children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India. She is currently working on her second book, Colonial Wars in Children’s Literature. She has also published in such scholarly journals as the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, South Asian Review, and Wasafiri

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156034029
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Published: Mariner Books - April 14th, 2008

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393337204
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2009

A Case of Exploding Mangoes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307388186
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 2009

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