The Satanic Verses Setting & Symbolism

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The Curtain

The whorehouse in Jahilia where Baal hides out for two and a half years.

Durisdeer

The village where Allie takes Gibreel Farishta to hide out after his mental illness leads him to attack Jumpy Joshi.

Everest Vilas

Everest Vilas is the name of the skyscraper on Malabar Hill which houses Gibreel Farishta's penthouse home in India. Rekha Merchant had been his neighbor in Everest Vilas and after Farishta abandons her, she jumps off the roof to her death after first throwing her children over. Rekha's ghost haunts Farishta and plants the seed in his mind which leads him to toss his girlfriend, Allie Cone, off the roof to her death. Allie had once climbed the summit of the real Mount Everest. The sherpa who accompanied her to the top warned her that if she ever climbed Everest again, she would surely die. The sherpa is proved...

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