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The Satanic Verses

Attack On Salman Rushdie Manifests Barbarism In The Name Of Religion: Taslima Nasrin

For universal human rights to prevail, religion has to be kept out of public life

29 October 2022

Bangladesh' No Criticism Of Attack On Salman Rushdie Strips The Writer Of The Right To Free Expression

The self-censorship and silence over the attack on Salman Rushdie for The Satanic Verses in Bangladeshi media and society is telling


A Legal View On Salman Ruhsdie's 'The Satanic Verses'

Why Salman Rushdie deserves to be tried for his book 'The Satanic Verses', rather than us lamenting over his freedom of speech


Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie's Loses Sight In One Eye: Report

Salman Rushdie, 75, spent years in hiding after Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a 1989 edict, a fatwa, calling for his death after publication of his novel 'The Satanic Verses', which some Muslims consider...

23 October 2022

Salman Rushdie And The Iran Fatwa

How the author morphed into a purveyor of socio-political conflict and a catalyst for Muslim radicalisation


The knife attack on Salman Rushdie reminds us that the world is becoming a more intolerant place

Attack On Salman Rushdie: Can We Agree To Disagree And Reserve Our Right To Question?

Feeling offended? Look away. Don’t push your beliefs on the rest of us. In this digital age, truth will out anyway.

02 September 2022

Long Before Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses', India Boiled Over Another 'Blasphemous' Book

Before Salman Rushdie’s 'The Satanic Verses', a 1932 Urdu anthology 'Angarey' had instigated similar angst in India, making the uproar over later banned books pale in comparison considering this was an age innocent of...

21 September 2022

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Attack On Salman Rushdie: Will Writers Be Able To Create Their Works Without Fear?

What will be the effect of the violent attack on Salman Rushdie globally? How will writers mould themselves in the future? Will the percentage of self-censorship go up?

02 September 2022

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02 September 2022
Salman Rushdie Attack: Do Muslims Need To Defend The Honour Of Allah And His Prophet?

Salman Rushdie Attack: Do Muslims Need To Defend The Honour Of Allah And His Prophet?

The idea that Allah and Prophet Muhammad’s honour needs to be upheld at any cost has firmly made a home in the Muslim mindset


31 August 2022
The Free Speech Phobia, Book Ban, Fatwa And Beyond Salman Rushdie

The Free Speech Phobia, Book Ban, Fatwa And Beyond Salman Rushdie

'Nothing is too profane to write, albeit nothing is too sacred to ban. Some of the bannings, if we analyse, are revenge bans. That occurs when the sect...


27 August 2022
India's Silence On Attack On Salman Rushdie Is Ominous

India's Silence On Attack On Salman Rushdie Is Ominous

Condemnation of the attack on Salman Rushdie has been measured and cautious in India despite his Indian connections. What causes this silence?


18 August 2022
Salman Rushdie Stabbing:  Attacker 'Surprised' That The Author Survived

Salman Rushdie Stabbing: Attacker 'Surprised' That The Author Survived

Speaking to the New York Post from jail, Hadi Matar, the attacker, said he decided to see Rushdie at the Chautauqua Institution after he saw a tweet last...


14 August 2022
Salman Rushdie Is On Road To Recovery, Condition Headed In Right Direction, Says Agent

Salman Rushdie Is On Road To Recovery, Condition Headed In Right Direction, Says Agent

Salman Rushdie was stabbed up to 10 times in a 'targeted, unprovoked, preplanned attack', according to officials quoted by US media.


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14 August 2022
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s Rebuttal To Blasphemy

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s Rebuttal To Blasphemy

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in an editorial made it clear that the abomination of blasphemy must not be allowed to unleash mindless violence and that it cannot be...


14 August 2022
Writers, Publishers Condemn Attack On Salman Rushdie, Stress On Upholding Freedom Of Speech

Writers, Publishers Condemn Attack On Salman Rushdie, Stress On Upholding Freedom Of Speech

Since the 1980s, Rushdie's writing has led to death threats from Iran, which has offered a USD 3 million reward for anyone who kills him. India, under the...


13 August 2022
Salman Rushdie's Attacker Faces Attempted Murder, Assault Charges

Salman Rushdie's Attacker Faces Attempted Murder, Assault Charges

Salman Rushdie's attacker's social media show he is sympathetic to Shia extremism and Iran. In 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued an edict calling...


13 August 2022
Salman Rushdie: The Man Who ‘Provoked’ The Muslim World

Salman Rushdie: The Man Who ‘Provoked’ The Muslim World

Salman Rushdie’s literature and life address one of the most important questions of the modern world: How free should a speech be? Some critics continue to...


13 August 2022
Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses Is Not The Only Book To Be Banned, Here Are Others That Were Banned

Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses Is Not The Only Book To Be Banned, Here Are Others That Were Banned

Salman Rushdie is not the only author whose book has attracted blatant detestation. There are umpteen number of instances when books have been banned as they...


13 August 2022
Works And Words – Crash-Comprehending Salman Rushdie

Works And Words – Crash-Comprehending Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie lives in the pith of readers and book lovers because of his satire, moody oeuvre and unique phrasing. Kathryn Hume argues that one of Rushdie's...


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13 August 2022
Salman Rushdie Stabbing: Attacker Is A Sympathizer Of Shia Extremism, Says Report

Salman Rushdie Stabbing: Attacker Is A Sympathizer Of Shia Extremism, Says Report

The New York State Police identified the suspect as Hadi Matar from Fairview, New Jersey while the motive behind the act is still unknown.


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