The Satanic Verses Summary
Salman Rushdie

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The Satanic Verses Overview

In The Satanic Verses, two men from Bombay, Saladin Chamcha and Gibreel Farishta, confront the intersection of faith and ethnic identity in the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic worlds of Bombay and London. Using magic realism, Rushdie effects the transformation of Gibreel into the archangel Gibreel (Gabriel) and Saladin into Shaitan (Satan). In London, as Gibreel and Saladin come to grips with their new identities, they betray each other, fall in and out of love, and endure British racism and intolerance of immigrants. The publication of The Satanic Verses in 1989 unleashed a controversy causing at least 37 deaths, bombings of bookstores and publishing houses, and a fugitive life for Rushdie for the next ten years.

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