The fine treatment of the language, yet so lucid and awesome that Mr. Rushdie weaved in Shame, a book on the west-side nation, Pakistan. The story somewhat tells you the autonomous body that the country came out as, was steeped in the corruption, monopoly in the dictatorship, personal aggrandizement and the self-satisfactory explanation of the ruling head and off course a clandestine intelligence operations against the fellow citizens. The author wrote allegorically so as to highlight the implicit part of his say from the viewpoint of the readers' sake. There was always equilibrium between the reality and fantasy, but at the same time, you can easily grasp what the author was trying to say. This is what the literary Pundits call "Magic realism" and there he is at a success in delivering the idea by forming story.
Three sisters are there - Chunni, Bunni and Munni. The three sisters' common son is the protagonist by whose eyes the author wants to depict Pakistan. He graphed the views with a finer instincts and delved into the main story by taking the relevance of the so called leaders and their family members and as such, had come to an end with a devil spirited woman, rather a Beelzebub who sucked the blood of the innumerable human being and who happened to be the daughter of the that time leader. A squad was formed to kill that epitaph, but was of no avail. She escaped from the house and roamed in search of the hot living flesh. She was none other than the sin of Pakistan. That sin that leaders after leaders did and had to suffer from.
So the enemy was residing inside the nation- hunger, illiteracy, poverty, ill mannerisms, oligarchies and corruption in the name of Islam. Rushdie here showed his artistry in representing the history of Pakistan, in a fine and easily adaptable way. Everywhere one could find the satire that was crafted beautifully in the rich language.
At last, I must say that Salman Rushdie really proved that he is a successful Indian writer in English and writing or not writing like him may become one of the yardsticks, every amateur Indian English writer is judged by the readers.