‘Nobody from Bombay should be without a basic film vocabulary’: Midnight’s Children and the visual culture of Indian popular cinema

Stadtler, Florian (2011). ‘Nobody from Bombay should be without a basic film vocabulary’: Midnight’s Children and the visual culture of Indian popular cinema. In: Mendes, Ana Cristina ed. Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture: Celebrating Impurity, Disrupting Borders. Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature. New York: Routledge, pp. 123–138.

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Abstract

Aboout the book: In Salman Rushdie’s novels, images are invested with the power to manipulate the plotline, to stipulate actions from the characters, to have sway over them, seduce them, or even lead them astray. Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture sheds light on this largely unremarked – even if central – dimension of the work of a major contemporary writer. This collection brings together, for the first time and into a coherent whole, research on the extensive interplay between the visible and the readable in Rushdie’s fiction, from one of the earliest novels – Midnight’s Children (1981) – to his latest – The Enchantress of Florence (2008).

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