By Salman Rushdie
A rickshaw driving force goals of being a Bombay celeb; Indian diplomats, who as early life pals hatched superstar Trek fantasies, needs to boldly move right into a hidden universe of conspiracy and violence; and Hamlet's jester is stuck up in murderous intrigues. In Rushdie's hybrid international, an Indian guru could be a redheaded Welshman, whereas Christopher Columbus is an immigrant, dreaming of Western glory.
Rushdie permits himself, like his characters, to be pulled now in a single path, then in one other. but he is still a author who insists on our cultural complexity; who, emerging past ideology, refuses to choose from East and West and embraces the area.