Röder, K. (2018) ‘Heterotopias as Spaces of Resistance in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (1981’) in Resistance and the City: Negotiating Urban Identities: Race, Class, and Gender Eds. C. Ehland and P. Fischer Volume 28: 50-65. Brill on-line books.
This article provides a description, close reading and analysis of Salman Rushdie’s heterotopian spaces in Midnight’s Children, especially of the Methwold Villa, the detention centre in Benares and of the colony of communists and magicians in Delhi. It probes into the formation of novel spaces as well as novel notions of resistance in acts of writing, storytelling and interpretation. The article demonstrates that some of the most interesting spatial practices of resistance in Midnight’s Children are characterized by a high degree of resilience.