ipl Literary Criticism

Online Literary Criticism Collection

Links below don’t belong? CONTACT US!

Return to: Literary Criticism Collection Home | ipl Home

Sites about The Satanic Verses

by Salman Rushdie

Two men miraculously survive a terrorist attack on their airplane, and later acquire strange manifestations of religious iconography– one develops a halo, the other more devilish accoutrements. The novel explores issues of religion and distinctions between good and evil.

Characters: Saladin Chamcha, Gibreel Farishta, Mahound
Keywords: Islam, India

Critical sites about The Satanic Verses

Notes on Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses
“This study guide was prepared to help people read and study Salman Rushdie’s novel. It contains explanations for many of its allusions and non-English words and phrases and aims as well at providing a thorough explication of the novel which will help the interested reader but not substitute for a reading of the book itself. Many links are provided to other sites on the Web where further information can be found.” This site was written by an English professor.
Contains: Content Analysis, Historical Context
Author: Paul Brians
From: Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works http://www.wsu.edu:8001/~brians/guides_index.html
Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses
This uncomplimentary review points out that Rushdie was not the first to dangerously speak out through literature against orthodox Indian Muslims. It asserts that Satanic Verses is a fairly unremarkable book by an occassionally thought-provoking author and that it’s acclaim owes more to censorship than to literary merit. “Rushdie’s novel seems to be innovative. It is not. The Satanic Verses is perfunctorily a complex work from which the hard world of experimentation and the testing of ethical, ideological or philosophical narratives is absent.”
Contains: Historical Context, Review, Content Analysis
Author: Julian Samuel
From: India Star–A Literary-Art Magazine

Other (non-critical) sites about The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses Index
This index tries “to collect all the instances of names as well as certain ideas in The Satanic Verses. Page references are to the Viking/Penguin hardback (London, 1988) as well as to the international Consortium paperback (Dover, Delaware, 1992) editions.”
Author: Joel Kuortti
Author: Joel Kuortti

Couldn’t find the information you were looking for?
Use these links to search for The Satanic Verses outside the IPL.
Click a link below to automatically search that site for The Satanic Verses:

articles on The Satanic Verses (may not be full text):
Google Scholar | Microsoft Live Search |
Find Articles

find online version of The Satanic Verses
(recent authors’ works generally not available for free):
Univ. of Va.’s eBook Library |
Project Gutenberg |
Google Books

The Satanic Verses on the About network:

Factual information on The Satanic Verses:

Search Engines:
Search engines are also a great place to start research,
but they can also lead to many commercial
and/or non-authoritative resources.

Search engines:
Alta Vista |
Google |
metasearch engines:
Ixquick Metasearch |
All the Web.com |
Fazzle |
Mamma Metasearch |

The Satanic Verses‘s works in libraries:

Last Updated Apr 29, 2013