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How many years to correct mistake, Salman Rushdie asks about 'Satanic Verses' ban

Nov 29, 2015

How many years to correct mistake, Salman Rushdie asks about 'Satanic Verses' ban

Hours after former finance minister P Chidambaram described the ban on Salman Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” in India as wrong, the author asked how many more years it would take to correct the “mistake”. #Salman Rushdie #India #P. Chidambaram #Congress #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #The Satanic Verses #Rushdie #Satanic Verses #book ban #Shareworthy
If tax breaks for PK are alright, why not a subsidy for Satanic Verses?

Jan 03, 2015

If tax breaks for PK are alright, why not a subsidy for Satanic Verses?

The governments of UP and Bihar have announced tax breaks for Aamir Khan film PK. Should the states be enhancing Bollywood's super-rich using taxpayer money to make a political point? #Aamir Khan #Nitish Kumar #Akhilesh Yadav #Satanic Verses #Rajkumar Hirani #PK #Hindu Militants #Theatre Vandalism
Mamata did the right thing by blocking 'Satan' Rushdie's visit: TMC MP

Feb 01, 2013

Mamata did the right thing by blocking 'Satan' Rushdie's visit: TMC MP

Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had done the right thing if she indeed blocked the writer's visit to Kolkata. #Salman Rushdie #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #WhoSaidWhat #Satanic Verses #Midnight's Children
Now, there's 'cultural emergency' in India: Salman Rushdie

Jan 24, 2013

Now, there's 'cultural emergency' in India: Salman Rushdie

"It seems that culture has become the new target. It may be because the writers, painters, filmmakers, artists don't have armies. We don't have the boys to put on streets to defend our film, novel or painting. So it's not hard to attack," Rushdie said. #Salman Rushdie #WhoSaidWhat #Satanic Verses #Kamal Hassan #Deepa Mehta
Satanic Verses was not written for the mullahs: Rushdie

Jun 04, 2012

Satanic Verses was not written for the mullahs: Rushdie

'Satanic Verses' sparked widespread outrage among Muslims and even led to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran, issuing a fatwa calling for Rushdie's death in 1989. #Salman Rushdie #Satanic Verses #Fatwā #Midnight's Children
Sensationalism in 'Satanic Verses' has hurt Muslims: Katju

Jan 30, 2012

Sensationalism in 'Satanic Verses' has hurt Muslims: Katju

Attacking Salman Rushdie, Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Markandey Katju today said the "sensationalism" depicted by his book 'Satanic Verses' has deeply hurt Muslim sensitivities. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #Justice Markandey Katju #Satanic Verses #Jaipur Literature Festival 2012
Reader Debate: Other than in festivals, no intellectual class in India

Jan 25, 2012

Reader Debate: Other than in festivals, no intellectual class in India

Our commenters, wrote us some strong, smart comments to the article titled – Why must intellectuals be second-class citizens? – which we have now published as a separate post. #Salman Rushdie #LetterstoFP #Liberalism #Satanic Verses #vote bank politics
Rushdie video link cancelled

Jan 24, 2012

Rushdie video link cancelled

The video link with Rushdie scheduled for 3.45pm is uncertain following protests and a death threat against organizer William Dalrymple #Salman Rushdie #Jaipur #Satanic Verses #Diggi palace #JLF2012
Uncertainty over: Rushdie will address Lit Fest via NDTV

Jan 24, 2012

Uncertainty over: Rushdie will address Lit Fest via NDTV

While the crux of the author's conversation will be his 1981 book Midnight's Children, the author is also expected to talk about his life, career and the various problems he has faced over his writing. #Salman Rushdie #New York #Satanic Verses #JLF2012
When Rushdie called Rajiv a philistine, an opportunist

Jan 24, 2012

When Rushdie called Rajiv a philistine, an opportunist

In 1988, Salman Rushdie wrote a stinging letter to Rajiv Gandhi for banning his book. What he said then holds goods even now of the Indian state #Salman Rushdie #WhyNow #Rajiv Gandhi #Flashback #Jaipur Literature Festival #Satanic Verses #JLF2012