The ConversationBy Stephen Morton. In Salman Rushdie’s 1988 novel The Satanic Verses, the fictional character Whisky Sisodia comments that the “trouble with the Engenglish is that their hiss hiss history happened overseas, so they dodo don’t know what it means”. It is this complex and often unsavoury history – a history of conquest, dispossession, and violence – that Rushdie’s fiction attempts to make sense ofMore...