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Shalimar the Clown (Random House)
Although the history of Kashmir provides the backdrop of Salman Rushdie's new novel, it is a larger-than-life romance with larger-than-life characters--a version of Romeo and Juliet and the Ramayana. In this conversation, he describes the ways in which an historical conflict can determine the course of love.
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