All I can say about this one is that it is a pseudo spy story which is constructed via a fantastic merger of western pop culture by using Chekov and Sulu two characters from the sci-fi series Star Trek as inspirational nicknames for two Indian residents in the UK during the time of the assassinations of Indira Gandhi and then Rajiv Gandhi. The story shows the friendship between old school friends now working within the Indian Secret Service The choice of names reflects how they see themselves "not the leaders But their friendships is put under strain following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards following the Indian State's attack on the Sikh Golden Temple at Amritsar. They never meet again. One resigns, returns to Bombay to work in private security and lives out a good, prosperous life; the other continues to work in his diplomatic position in London unable, unwilling to take a stance on terrorism.
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Rushdie uses a lot of colloquial expressions littered through the dialogue in this story to give a distinctive tone to the characters. Make a list of the words that you don't understand. Once you finish the story try searching online. How many of the words can you find definitions for? Can you still understand what they're saying even if you don't understand every single word? Do some research and write a one or two paragraph summary of what happened and what it had to do with Sikhs in your own words.
Summarise Chekov's views about British colonialism. Write a page of dialogue between two characters that uses a lot of colloquial expressions. They can be words from different languages this would work especially well if the characters are migrants , or slang expressions that not everybody would be familiar with keep it clean, though! Use these fragments as the basis for a short story about your character. Rushdie structures the story in three sections: he opens with Chekov visiting Zulu's wife on November 4, ; the second section goes back to August of the same year and brings us back to just before the beginning of the first section; the third section begins three months later before jumping to May, Write a short story that uses a similar structure: starting at a crucial point with an element of mystery, going back in time to lead up to that event, and finally providing details of the aftermath.
Web site designed, constructed and maintained by G. Marotous, Melbourne High School English Faculty. Chekov and Zulu Comprehension Questions Rushdie uses a lot of colloquial expressions littered through the dialogue in this story to give a distinctive tone to the characters.
Why does Zulu decide to quit the secret service? Practice Writing Tasks in the Style of Rushdie Write a page of dialogue between two characters that uses a lot of colloquial expressions.
SALMAN RUSHDIE:“Chekov and Zulu”(Questions & Answers)
Rushdie uses a lot of colloquial expressions littered through the dialogue in this story to give a distinctive tone to the characters. Make a list of the words that you don't understand. Once you finish the story try searching online. How many of the words can you find definitions for? Can you still understand what they're saying even if you don't understand every single word?
Chekov and Zulu
Zulu and Chekov, who got their nicknames from their lifelong devotion to "Star Trek," are Sikhs working as diplomats at India House in London. They have been friends since their boyhood in Dehra Dun. In August, , Chekov arrives from Delhi. Zulu lives at Wembley with his wife and children.
The book is divided into three main sections, entitled "East", "West", and "East, West", each section containing stories from their respective geographical areas in the "East, West" section both worlds are influenced by each other. Though Rushdie himself never divulged the exact inspirations for his stories in East, West , it is commonly thought that the central themes of each of his stories are drawn from his personal experiences as an immigrant in England during the time of the fatwas issued against his life. Rushdie weaves in many pop cultural references into his stories, just as television and Western media such as MTV and movies like Rambo have become popular throughout the world and on the Indian subcontinent. The influence and travels of Indians and Indian culture is also shown in the West. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.