8 Dec The Post-colonial Enterprise: Hybridity, Hyperreality, and the Myth of Star Trek in Rushdie’s “Chekov and Zulu”. All about Chekov and Zulu [short fiction] by Salman Rushdie. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Salman Rushdie – Chekov and Zulu. No description. by. Michelle Cook. on 30 April Comments (0). Please log in to add your comment. Report abuse.

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Chekov and Zulu reside in London, cheov are on a mission from a their government to discover who is behind the attack. Blog 9 October Prezi Awards Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Send the link below via email or IM. Cancel Reply 0 characters used from the allowed.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. These two are not highly inclined to work together, the way that Spock and Kirk do. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Reset share links Resets both viewing and editing links coeditors shown below are not affected. This is a story that follows sikh spies through their jobs as a reflection in the aftermath of the assassination of Indira Gandhi. Chekov, chskov his spare time, makes money by entertaining wealthy business men, who donate money to the Indian government.

Short Story Month: Story#12: Salman Rushdie’s “Chekov and Zulu”

This site uses cookies. They are not in charge; Kirk is the captain and Spock is the first chekovv, but Chekov is an ensign and Sulu is a helmsman. Why are they called this? Zulu on the other hand, is a simple family man who prefers to focus only on the mission at hand. But there is one zulj difference: Present to your audience Start remote presentation. Posted by John Boarman at I thought that the story best exemplified the connection that Rushdie was trying to make between the West and the East, and the story used the overlying humor of the two diplomatic agents love and understanding of fhekov iconic characters from the Starship Enterprise to examine the serious nature of the connection between England and the terrorism that afflicted India and caused the death of some of its great leaders.


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You could easily dispense these characters and these men, yet individually zulj together they add something to the operations of the mission.

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Clearly Zulu has a much different opinion than Chekov. Send this link to let others join your presentation: He is played by a Russian actor whose father was a known communist.

Their differences are what is highlighted, they are questioned about their allegiances because of their religion, they are seen as incapable of doing their jobs without bias. Check out this article to learn more or contact your system administrator. They are not centrally important characters, much like these spies might be dispensable. Send the link below via email or IM Copy. Newer Post Older Post Home. Chekov and Zulu are the two main characters, and we never learn their real names, although Rushdie does tell us that Zulu is a Sikh.

These are obviously more glamorous characters than Sulu and Chekov, they are also significantly more well known. His name is made up so that it cannot be researched if he is Japanese or Chinese, the actor who played him is the child of Japanese-Americans and raised in California with no Asiatic accent to tie him to a specific region. In reality, these revolutionists were often the starting point for bloody struggles and terrorist organizations.


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Why Chekov and Zulu?

However, these two Indian trekkies are more like James Bond than they are like Geeks. Copy code to clipboard. Sales kickoff or any other large meeting 31 August Prezi at Dreamforce Houston, we have a problem!

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This is the central focus of this post, to explore the implications of character names on the plot. So why did Rushdie choose these two cheko instead of say, Spock and Kirk? Send link to edit together this prezi using Prezi Meeting learn more: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Email required Address never made public.

In America, people like this are referred to as Trekkies, and are generally written off as nerds regardless of what they do in life.

This, in turn creates an extremely fun story to read and ponder, as well as it chekovv a respect for my inner geek. Your review was pretty cool, but I think that he definitely messed UP Kirk’s and Spock’s characterization’s.

Delete comment or cancel. I don’t care HOW well written this was, he messed with my Trek.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This hobby carries over into their adult lives, as we see that Zulu has Star Trek figurines on his mantle and his wife has been forced to watch endless episodes. They know how che,ov lose tails and infiltrate terrorist cells to retrieve secret documents that they can anv give to their government, who can in turn use them to take down sleeper cells in their own country.