How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

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0120130325

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

The book steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by youths all over 'rising Asia', and follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on the most fluid and increasingly scarce of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises alongside his, their paths crossing and re-crossing in a love affair sparked and snuffed out again by the forces that careen their fates along.

In today's episode: the move to the city, and seizing an education.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. His fiction has been adapted for the cinema, translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0220130326

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: love threatens to derail the quest to become filthy rich.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0320130327

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: idealism presents a further hurdle in the quest to become filthy rich.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0420130328

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: the next step to becoming filthy rich - learn from a master.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0520130329

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: the next step to becoming filthy rich in rising Asia - work for yourself.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0620130401

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: the next step to becoming filthy rich in rising Asia - be prepared to use violence.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0720130402

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: the next step to becoming filthy rich in rising Asia - befriend a bureaucrat.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0820130403

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: the next step to becoming filthy rich in rising Asia - patronise the artists of war.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

0920130404

Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: after the rise to filthy richness - the fall.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.

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Paul Bhattacharjee reads Mohsin Hamid's keenly awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a groundbreaking novel on modern Asia, which follows one boy's rise from impoverished villager to corporate tycoon.

In today's episode: after the rise and fall from filthy richness - love, and an exit strategy.

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London and New York.

Producer: Justine Willett

Reader: Paul Bhattacharjee

Abridger: Sally Marmion.