Rushdie the Novelist: from Grimus to The Enchantress of Florence
Edited by  Meenakshi Bharat

When Salman Rushdie writes, the world sits up and notices. And responds.
Focused on this celebrated fictionist, the volume under study revaluates all his novels published todate; from the first Grimus to the latest The Enchantress of Florence. The critique of his most widely read and discussed Midnight’s Children which won him all the three Booker prizes, understandably runs into greater space, spanning four of the 18 essays of this volume. Penned by discerning scholars from the USA, the UK and India, this study both interrogates the validity of prevailing critical perspectives on Rushdie’s work and unfolds fresh discourses on it.

Meenakshi Bharat teaches at the Department of English, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, Delhi. Her book-length studies include The Ultimate Colony (2003), Desert in Bloom: Indian Women Writers of Fiction in English (2004) and Filming the Line of Control (2008). She has published numerous articles and reviews, and lectured widely. Currently, she is engaged in translating a volume of Hindi short stories. An edited anthology of Indo-Australian short stories, Blood Will Have Blood, was released.

R. Radhakrishnan, GJV Prasad, John J. Su, Dipti Nath , Patrick Colm Hogan, Someshwar Sati, Samir Dayal, Anuradha Marwah, Hema Ramachandran, Christel Devadawson, Meenakshi Mukherjee, Alexandra Schultheis, Dohra Ahmad, Gavin Keulks, Amrit Biswas, Brian Finney Savi Munjal, Rashmi Sahni, Meenakshi Bharat.
ISBN 81-85753-95-4           2009           332 pp           Rs. 695 (hb)