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Shalimar The Clown

By Salman Rushdie, An Inquiry Into Religion, Love and Revenge

It’s the oldest of stories told in the newest of ways. Recently rereleased in paperback, Shalimar the Clown is an inquiry into the most primal themes and perennial human conflicts – religion, love and revenge. It’s a novel draped in ancient mythologies and folklore, where Rumpelstiltskin dances alongside Indian princesses. Yet out of the reverie …