Displacements of History and Identity in Salman Rushdie s Midnight’ s children – Angela Stanescu

Displacements

Displacements of History and Identity in Salman Rushdie s  Midnight’ s children (English Version)
Author: Angela Stanescu
Lumen Publishing House
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Iasi, Romania 2007
No. pg. 153

                     While for V.S. Naipaul home is ultimately nowhere, for Salman Rushdie home is potentially everywhere. While Naipaul sees cultural collisions and collusions as irredeemably tainting and corrupting, Rushdie casts a more lenient eye on the beneficent possibilities and opening vistas of cultural encounter. Although their characters are equally displaced and rendered homeless by the sinuous historicity of their sense of identity and belongingness, their quests for the core of the postcolonial condition follow somewhat different routes and itineraries, inscribed on different historical and cultural maps.

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