The Salman Rushdie Project
By Tawnya Ravy
The Salman Rushdie Archive Project is designed as a platform and resource for Rushdie scholars. Salman Rushdie continues to be a culturally relevant author whose literary representations, political opinions, and celebrity status shape our understanding of literature, global politics, and South Asian culture. This project emerged out of a desire for a central place to locate online resources about Rushdie and his work and evolved into an important part of my dissertation work. I have attempted to provide available biographical links,social media data, and research links that I feel are particularly useful for Rushdie scholars. I also maintain a blog platform to collate interesting data and comment on relevant topics in Rushdie scholarship. This site is still in the process of gathering data and site design, but already it offers Rushdie scholars a wealth of information. All of the posted links have been vetted by me, and are carefully selected for potential scholarly research. I do not own any of the content on this site except for the analysis in the blog posts. Please consider following me for regular updates and information about the project (follow the blog, follow me on twitter, and/or linkedIn).
Tawnya Ravy is a PhD. candidate at George Washington University and is currently writing her dissertation. Her scholarly interests include postcolonial theory, South Asian literature, Diaspora, and British postmodernism. She has presented papers on Rushdie’s work at local and international conferences including “Bordering: Similarity and Almost Being in Salman Rushdie’s The Enchantress of Florence” and “Experiencing Myth in Postmodern Culture: The Truth of Untruth in Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Luka and the Fire of Life.”