The New Empire within Britain
This study guide will help you analyze Salman Rushdie’s essay “The New Empire within Britain”. In addition to help for your analysis, you can find a summary of the text and ideas of putting it into perspective.
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Title: The New Empire within Britain (1982)
Sender: Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie (b. 1947) is a British novelist and essayist. His most important works include Midnight Children (1988) and The Moor's Last Sigh (1995). His novels are part of the magical realism genre and they depict Indian culture. His most popular but also controversial work is The Satanic Verses (1988) for which he was criticized and even received death threats from extreme elements in the Muslim community.
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