The first book to make use of the Salman Rushdie archive at Emory University to explore the makings of the contemporary British Indian writer's canon.
Preface and Acknowledgments Prologue: 'And what so tedious as a twice-told tale'
1. Archive Fever: The 'Biografiend' and the Genesis of Secrecy
2. Manuscripts in the Archive
3. The Riddle of Midnight's Children: Unravelling a Text
4. The Affective Turn and Salman Rushdie
5. Salman Rushdie Cinema and Bollywood
6. Archival Modernism Epilogue: Salman Rushdie Humanism and World Literature Bibliography Index
Vijay Mishra is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Murdoch University, Australia. He has two doctorates, the first from the Australian National University in Medieval Indian Poetry and Aesthetics, the second from the University of Oxford in 18th-Century English Literature. He has written widely on literary and cultural studies, including Annotating Salman Rushdie: Reading the Postcolonial (2018), What Was Multiculturalism?: A Critical Retrospective (2012), The Literature of the Indian Diaspora: Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary (2007), Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire (2002), Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime (1998), The Gothic Sublime (1994) and Dark Side of the Dream: Australian Literature and the Postcolonial Mind (with Bob Hodge, 1991).