Identity In Salman Rushdie

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Writers in my position, exiles or emigrants or expatriates are haunted by some sense of loss […] that we will, in short, create fictions, not actual cities or villages, but invisible ones, imaginary homelands, India’s of the mind. (Mathur. 1993.113). Salman Rushdie is one of the most talked-about novelists of modern times extensively commended for the bold commencement of history, politics and identity for about a period of seventy years covering major incidents of different countries. The predicament of identity crises plagues many characters, right from the very start in the novels of Salman Rushdie, and also reflects the disjointed self with its autobiographical shades. It is not astounding that the recognition is made and tasted. Salman Rushdie himself is the victim of identity through migraines and cultural disarticulation early in his life in England. Most of his novels deal with the theme of identity in a intimidating world and the other themes of migrancy edifying heterogeneity, the fragmented and hybrid nature of identity that are uniformly the pet themes of literary postmodernism. “As for me, as I grew up, I didn’t quite accept my mother’s explanation, either, but it killed me into a sense of false security, so that, even though something of Mary’s suspicions had leaked into me, I was still taken by surprise when […] (Midnight’s Children, 168) Rushdie himself the prey of lost identity due to numerous anomalous conditions and occurrences in his life. Indian by
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