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Ambivalence in “How to get filthy rich in rising Asia”- A novel by Mohsin Hamid

ABSTRACT: This article describes the ambivalence in the novel of Mohsin Hamid “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia”, highlighting the contradictory statements in the novel, by exposing the contradictory nature of the ‘lover’ who proves to be an unfit member of aristocracy and is ultimately treated as an outsider. All this shows ambivalent societal standards. Like other works of Hamid, this novel also manifests the comparison East and West by highlighting the ambivalence in the development of Asian Society. The love story of the protagonists is dysfunctional and show ambivalence more than any other aspects, as the protagonists always loves his teenage lover even after getting married with another woman…………..

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