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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... concerns, notwithstanding the happy ending of Chamcha and Zeenie Vakil in Bombay at the end of the third novel. This essay aims at an examination of Rushdie’s work as being about the Indian diaspora in the metropolis. In concentrating on The Satanic Verses in particular, along with some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 339–361.
Published: 01 September 2008
... reveals Englishness as a role that the English perform no less than the Indians do. In The Satanic Verses, however, mim­ icry of the colonizer is never subversive. At best it is compromising and at worst soul destroying. In Saladin Chamcha, whose family name means toady or flatterer, and who makes...