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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

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Rushdie and Jinnah More alike than different?

Oct 03, 2012

Rushdie and Jinnah More alike than different?

I was reading Salman Rushdie's memoir, Joseph Anton, when it struck me that Pakistan's Mohd Ali Jinnah, the Muslim hero, and India's Rushdie, the Muslim villain, share quite a few things in common... #Salman Rushdie #India #Pakistan #JustSaying #Muslim #Blasphemy #Satanic Verses #Jinnah
Why write Satanic stuff when it's not really material?

Feb 14, 2012

Why write Satanic stuff when it's not really material?

What Rushdie's book needed was sensible editing. Editing generally improves the quality of a book without losing out the essence. So whats wrong with that? #Salman Rushdie #ToWhatEffect #Satanic Verses #Free Speech #JLF