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Salman Rushdie

The Craft Of Salman Rushdie And His Belief That Writers Must Tackle Larger Issues Of The Day

What makes Salman Rushdie one of the most important contemporary writers is his stating that the writer has a responsibility to tackle the larger issues of the day.

26 August 2022

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichote' Shortlisted For Booker Prize 2019

Quichotte is the 14th novel from prize-winning author Salman Rushdie.


Don't Want To Live Hidden Away, Says Salman Rushdie 30 Years After Fatwa

Salman Rushdie's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's spiritual leader ordered Rushdie's execution after branding his novel 'The Satanic Verses' blasphemous.


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Kangana Ranaut Reacts on Salman Rushdie’s Attack: 'Appalling Act By Jihadis'

Apart from Kangana, other Indian film celebrities too expressed their shock at the incident.

14 August 2022

Salman Rushdie's 'Quichotte' Nominated In 2019 Man Booker Longlist

This year's list was chosen from 151 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019, the five-member selection panel announced on Wednesday.


Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: Over 300 Writers, Poets, Thinkers To Mull Over Everything From Dark Matter & Dinosaurs To Rosogolla Wars

The JLF has seen controversies take the dais often in the past—the biggest of them being the protest by Muslim groups against Salman Rushdie attending the festival in 2012

25 January 2018

Mira Nair, Chomsky Among Over 200 Signatories Demanding Umar Khalid's Release

Umar Khalid has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year.

24 September 2020

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Between Dreams And Reason

??Rushdie is at his fantastical best but the message he conveys through this allegorical novel is way too relevant. ?

01 January 1970

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04 February 2022
Calcutta Corner

Calcutta Corner

Alas, the "angul-moja" or the toe-sock, unlike the monkey cap, has never been deemed classy far less become a trendy winter statement by the Bengalis


03 February 2022
'We Condemn The Attempt Of Bodies Like Deoband To Encroach On Our Academic Space

'We Condemn The Attempt Of Bodies Like Deoband To Encroach On Our Academic Space

'It is a matter of deep distress that a threat from Darul Uloom Deoband has forced Prabha Parmar , a research scholar at the Chaudhary Charan Singh University...


03 February 2022
Salman Rushdie And Me

Salman Rushdie And Me

It wasn't just about standing up for freedom of expression in India: maybe I was doing something more humble and honest. I was trying to restore a sense of...


03 February 2022
'People Are Not Fools'

'People Are Not Fools'

'It is election time. Everyone knows the truth...the government knuckled under and enforced this disgrace because of power and politics and the misuse of...


03 February 2022
L'Affaire Rushdie: A Sequel

L'Affaire Rushdie: A Sequel

We haven’t heard the last of L’Affaire Rushdie. It will keep haunting us for some time. Three issues could have unpleasant repercussions


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03 February 2022
Name The Unnameable

Name The Unnameable

As writers organise for the ban on The Satanic Verses to be lifted, the battle to undo the damage of the past quarter century has begun. It is time for India...


03 February 2022
L'Affaire Salman Rushdie

L'Affaire Salman Rushdie

The sequence of events legitimately strengthens the suspicion that the handling of the affair was vitiated by partisan opportunism


03 February 2022
Satanic Versus Moronic

Satanic Versus Moronic

How Salman Rushdie lost the UP Election


03 February 2022
'Unconstitutional And Unethical'

'Unconstitutional And Unethical'

'PUCL strongly condemns Muslim organisations, the Congress and the BJP for opposing Salman Rushdie’s proposed visit to Jaipur'


03 February 2022
'Illogical, Preposterous And Untenable'

'Illogical, Preposterous And Untenable'

'Those who have called for banning his entry must know that Rushdie being person of Indian origin does not need permission from the government – a visa –...


03 February 2022
Writing The Global Journey

Writing The Global Journey

Ghosh’s and Rushdie’s novels don’t mention “globalization,” but the process is understood well


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03 February 2022
Rethink The Politics Of Blasphemy

Rethink The Politics Of Blasphemy

The failed attempt on the life of the Danish cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard, once again raises issues of intellectual dissent and the nature of blasphemy in...


03 February 2022
A Crisis Of Faith

A Crisis Of Faith

It's 20 years since the fatwa on Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. We mark the occasion by republishing what Professor C.M. Naim present


03 February 2022
Hushed Into Silence

Hushed Into Silence

Rushdie's critics lost the battle - The Satanic Verses continues to be published. But they won the war. The argument at the heart of the anti-Rushdie case -...


03 February 2022
'Brutality, Incompetence And Cynical Duplicity'

'Brutality, Incompetence And Cynical Duplicity'

'Arundhati Roy wrote: You have a very simple choice: Justice or civil war... I want to really take issue with this. I do not believe that the project of the...


03 February 2022
The 'Sword Of Islam'

The 'Sword Of Islam'

There can be two views about Britain's decision to honour Salman Rushdie with knighthood. Whatever the merits or demerits of Britain's decision, there cannot...


03 February 2022
It's Splitsville

It's Splitsville

Way back in September 2006, we had asked if the Rushdie-Padma Lakshmi honeymoon was finally over. It is now official that it is.


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