India was the first to ban the 1988 novel; (Left) Shah Bano
In this file photo, Salman Rushdie holds a copy of his 'controversial book Satanic Verses
Author Javier Moro and Publisher Roli Books Pramod Kapoor launch The Red Sari A Dramatised Biography of Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.
Double life Christopher and Saskya
In a blow to free speech Delhi-based publisher Navayana has decided to cancel the agreement for release of the English translation of Sahitya Akademi winner Joe D’Cruz’s first ...
Dr Jyotindra Jain disputed book in its two versions
Fiery zeal Batra in his Delhi office
Pune’s Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute vandalised by protesters in 2004
Against the verses Rushdie’s effigy being burnt in front of Jama Masjid in Delhi
‘Blasphemous’ Ashramites stage a sit-in against Heehs
Hot seat Peter Heehs with the ‘offending’ book
Officials announce the news of calling off Indian born British author Salman Rushdie's video conference at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur.
The organizers of the Indian...
A visitor reacts when he hears the news of Indian born British author Salman Rushdie's video conference being called off at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur.
FILE - In this Saturday, May 17, 2003 file photo, writer Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses," speaks during the XI Rio de Janeiro International Book Fair in Rio de Janei...
Indian Writer Anni Zaidi, left, requests a visitor to sign a petition to reconsider the ban on Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur.
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