Mohsin Hamid on Indo-Pak perceptions

Read this interview of Mohsin Hamid by the famous Indian publication Tehelka. While I do not agree with many of the assertions made, the narrative is an interesting study of ‘otherness’ in relation to how India and Pakistan see each other. Hamid thinks that India is more jingoistic than Pakistan. There were some interesting moments in the interview as the quote below indicates.

As a Pakistani, I find Indian media prone to exaggerating the threat posed by Pakistan, and the differences between the two countries, as opposed to highlighting similarities. In some ways, I think the biggest threat Pakistan poses to India is the threat to the Indian ego, as opposed to anything more substantive.

Read the full interview here

Published on May 7, 2007 at 12:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

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