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Salman Rushdie to join New York University journalism faculty

Mar 11, 2015

Salman Rushdie to join New York University journalism faculty

Salman Rushdie will teach and advise journalism students at New York University as Distinguished Writer in Residence. #Life #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #The Satanic Verses #Midnight's Children #New York University #NYU #Journalism students
Resent how Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were vilified as racists: Salman Rushdie

Jan 15, 2015

Resent how Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were vilified as racists: Salman Rushdie

Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book The Satanic Verses said on Wednesday the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Charlie Hebdo #The Satanic Verses #Free Speech #Charlie Hebdo attack
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
What really happened with The Satanic Verses?

Dec 06, 2013

What really happened with The Satanic Verses?

Retired bureaucrat G Parthasarathy spoke for the first time about how and why the Indian government banned Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. At the time, Parthasarathy was working with the prime minister's office. #Salman Rushdie #Rajiv Gandhi #WhatTheySaid #The Satanic Verses #G Parthasarathy
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
Memories of a fatwa bygone Reviewing Rushdie's memoir

Sep 24, 2012

Memories of a fatwa bygone Reviewing Rushdie's memoir

Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, is in turns witty, candid, scathing, self-important, and moving. There's a Rushdie for everyone: literary martyr and lion, champion of free speech, social critic, Page 3 oft-married celebrity. #Salman Rushdie #LitCrit #The Satanic Verses #Joseph Anton
Salman Rushdie apologises for open letter to Rajiv Gandhi in book

Sep 19, 2012

Salman Rushdie apologises for open letter to Rajiv Gandhi in book

Twenty four years after he shot off an open letter to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi criticising the ban on The Satanic Verses, India-born controversial author Salman Rushdie now admits that his reaction was "arrogant", "angry" and "cheek". #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #The Satanic Verses #Joseph Anton
Rushdie memoir talks about life under Iranian fatwa

Sep 18, 2012

Rushdie memoir talks about life under Iranian fatwa

British author Salman Rushdie's memoir of more than nine years in hiding after Iran's supreme leader issued a death sentence against him hits the shelves on Tuesday, ending the wait for his account of a furore that has echoes across the world on Tuesday. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #The Satanic Verses
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 #Fatw #Midnight's Children