Chronology; 1. Introduction Abdulrazak Gurnah; Part I. Themes and Issues: 2. Rushdie and Bollywood cinema Vijay Mishra; 3. Rushdie and the English tradition Peter Morey; 4. The Fatwa and its aftermath Ruvani Ranasinha; 5. Family and gender in Rushdie's writing Amina Yaqin; Part II. Studies of Individual Texts: 6. Tricksters and the common herd in Salman Rushdie's Grimus Ib Johansen; 7. Themes and structures of Midnight's Children Abdulrazak Gurnah; 8. Reading 'Pakistan' in Salman Rushdie's Shame Brendon Nicholls; 9. The Satanic Verses: 'To be born again, first you have to die' Joel Kuortti; 10. The shorter fiction Deepika Bahri; 11. The politics of the palimpsest in The Moor's Last Sigh Minoli Salgado; 12. The Ground Beneath her Feet and Fury and the re-invention of location Anshuman Mondal; Guide to further reading.
Abdulrazak Gurnah is Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent and the author of seven successful novels.