Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing, 1947-1997
  • Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing, 1947-1997
  • Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing, 1947-1997

Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing, 1947-1997

by Salman Rushdie
     
 

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This unique anthology presents thirty-two selections by Indian authors writing in English over the past half-century. Selected by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West, these novel excerpts, stories, and memoirs illuminate wonderful writing by authors often overlooked in the West. Chronologically arranged to reveal the development of Indian literature in English, this

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This unique anthology presents thirty-two selections by Indian authors writing in English over the past half-century. Selected by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West, these novel excerpts, stories, and memoirs illuminate wonderful writing by authors often overlooked in the West. Chronologically arranged to reveal the development of Indian literature in English, this volume includes works by Jawaharlal Nehru, Nayantara Sahgal, Saadat Hasan Manto, G.V. Desani, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Kamala Markandaya, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, Ved Mehta, Anita Desai, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Satyajit Ray, Salman Rushdie, Padma Perera, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Rohinton Mistry, Bapsi Sidhwa, I. Allan Sealy, Shashi Tharoor, Sara Suleri, Firdaus Kanga, Anjana Appachana, Amit Chaudhuri, Amitav Ghosh, Githa Hariharan, Gita Mehta, Vikram Seth, Vikram Chandra, Ardashir Vakil, Mukul Kesavan, Arundhati Roy, and Kiran Desai.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Their sense of literary savor is impeccable. Rushdie and West have done an extremely fine piece of work.” —The Washington Post Book World

“An eye-opening anthology, and the best introduction to the large body of distinctive fiction being generated by Indian writers.” —Kirkus Reviews

“It is an excellent way to sample the contemporary literature of India.” —Houston Chronicle

Library Journal
This compendium of fiction and nonfiction brings together work from the biggest names of the Indian literary renaissance among its 32 selections. Rushdie's introduction defends the book's focus on work written in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805057102
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
978,915
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.27(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Their sense of literary savor is impeccable. Rushdie and West have done an extremely fine piece of work."-The Washington Post Book World

"An eye-opening anthology, and the best introduction to the large body of distinctive fiction being generated by Indian writers."-Kirkus Reviews

"It is an excellent way to sample the contemporary literature of India. "-Houston Chronicle

Meet the Author


Salman Rushdie is the author of several novels, including Grimus, Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, and Shalimar the Clown. He has written collections of short stories, including East, West, and co-edited with Elizabeth West a collection of Indian literature in English, Mirrorwork. He has also published several works of nonfiction, among them The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and Joseph Anton, a memoir of his life under the fatwa issued after the publication of The Satanic Verses.

Elizabeth West is a freelance editor.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
June 19, 1947
Place of Birth:
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Education:
M.A. in History, King's College, University of Cambridge

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