Who is Salman Rushdie?

  • (noun): British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: Rushdie, Ahmed Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (Kashmiri: अहमद सलमान रुशदी, احمد سلمان رشدی ; /sælˈmɑːn ˈrʊʃdi/; born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He is said to combine magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions and migrations between East and West.

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List Of Fatwas - Fatwas Promoting Violence Against A Particular Individual - Salman Rushdie
... fatwas was proclaimed in 1989 by the Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, against Salman Rushdie over his novel The Satanic Verses ... In 1998 Iran stated it is no longer pursuing Rushdie’s death however, that decree was again reversed in early 2005 by the present theocrat, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ... In 1991, Rushdie's Japanese translator, Hitoshi Igarashi, was stabbed to death in Tokyo, and his Italian translator was beaten and stabbed in Milan ...
How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, And Got A Life - Plagiarism - Additional Accusations - Salman Rushdie
... Mutiny blog that Viswanathan may have lifted text from Salman Rushdie's 1990 novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories ... Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories Viswanathan's Opal Mehta page 35 Warning reads, "If from speed you get your thrill / take precaution—make your ...
Cat Stevens' Comments About Salman Rushdie - Statements - Hypotheticals
... Islam Who, Salman Rushdie? Robertson Yes ... When asked what I’d do if Salman Rushdie entered a restaurant in which I was eating, I said, “I would probably call up Ayatollah Khomeini” and ... According to Stevens, his last comments on the innocence of Rushdie, were not a joke Providentially, they kept in one important response to a final question posed directly to me by Geoffrey ...
20th Century In Literature - Cold War Period 1960-1989
... Powers by Anthony Burgess 1981 Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (India, UK) The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan (England) The White Hotel by DM ... wa Thiong'o 1987 The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe Genre fiction Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (USA) 1988 Mother ...

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    I used to say: “there is a God-shaped hole in me.” For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.
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