Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991
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All over India — Meerut, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bombay — tension between Hindus
and Muslims was rising. In Bombay, a (1947-born) journalist told me that many
communal incidents took place in areas where Muslims had begun to prosper ...
She was answered by a letter from the Forum for Better Cinema: 'Do you honestly
believe that [Modern India] is portrayed in the so-called commercial films of
Bombay? In fact, the world of commercial Hindi films is peopled by thugs,
observing that in the battle between Bombay and Calcutta, Andrew Robinson
seems more emphatically on Ray's side than Ray himself. He makes a number of
unfairly dismissive remarks about the 'new' or 'middle' cinema now growing up in
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IMAGINARY HOMELANDS: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991User Review - Kirkus
Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. Would this collection exist had The Satanic Verses not made the Ayatollah Khomeini's ... Read full review
Review: Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991User Review - Ayushman Khazanchi - Goodreads
The literary essays are quintessential Rushdie - insightful, thought-provoking, and even comical. They're definitely worth a read. The rest of the book, especially the notes on other authors, reads a ... Read full review