Hyperreality is an important aspect of postmodernism. This article covers the sensitive issues, arising out of virtual situation. Jean Baudrillard’s concept of hyperreality will further help to investigate the issue. Mohsin Hamid’s work, Moth Smoke exhibits a world suffering from hyperreal situation. The artificial environment causes insecurity and uneasiness and highlights the catastrophic desire of society to emulate and mimic. It shows how penetration of simulation has resulted in deterioration of meaning. The significance of this study would be the systematic study of prevailing situation in society of artificial reality which is the result of technological impacts. This research reveals the inner turbulences, makes an attempt to present the other side of reality. This article highlights in detail the hyper real relation created by technological impacts.
Afshan Moin, Khamsa Qasim. (2015) Discerning Hyper Reality in Mohsin Hamid’s Moth Smoke: A Postmodernist Reading, The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-23, Issue-2.