Rushdie’s fifteenth novel casts doubt on the very production of historical knowledge.
Ankhi Mukherjee is Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wadham College. She is the author of three monographs, Aesthetic Hysteria (Routledge, 2007), What Is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon (Stanford University Press, 2013), and Unseen City: The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Her second book won the British Academy Prize in English Literature in 2015, and Unseen City was the recipient of the Robert S. Liebert Award. Mukherjee is the editor of After Lacan (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and a coeditor of A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014) and Decolonizing the English Literary Curriculum (Cambridge UP, 2023). She was John Hinkley Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University in 2019 and will be teaching at the Institute of World Literature at Harvard University in July 2023.