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50 Years of Indian Writing 1947-1997

Edited by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West



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This unique anthology, Mirrorwork, 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.

Praise for Mirrorwork

“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

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Edited by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West

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. 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. She is the co-editor with Salmna Rushdie of Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing 1947-1997.


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