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30 years after fatwa, author Salman Rushdie says he doesn't want to hide, admits 'things are fine now'
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30 years after fatwa, author Salman Rushdie says he doesn't want to hide, admits 'things are fine now'

Like a kind of reverse Valentine, Tehran renewed the fatwa year after year. Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection

The Satanic Verses, 30 years later: Salman Rushdie's novel is a manifesto for our times
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The Satanic Verses, 30 years later: Salman Rushdie's novel is a manifesto for our times

The decades since The Satanic Verses appeared has seen a hardening of the belief, in the pursuit of peace amid multicultural societies, offence ought not be permitted. This idea, in turn, rests on another: that our beliefs and ideas are so important that they ought not face challenge.

Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringent
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Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringent

Meesha book controversy: Calls for ban on books violating the right to freedom of speech and expression and the court, in deciding whether a prohibition on a book is justified, must balance free speech with public interest

On Salman Rushdie's 71st birthday, the most striking lines from Midnight's Children author's oeuvre
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On Salman Rushdie's 71st birthday, the most striking lines from Midnight's Children author's oeuvre

Midnight's Children won Salman Rushdie the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1981 and it was termed as 'the best novel of all winners.'

Times Lit Fest 2017: Nayantara Sahgal gets Lifetime Achievement Award
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Times Lit Fest 2017: Nayantara Sahgal gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Sahgal fired a series of salvos at the ruling dispensation, even saying that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is "a fascist regime" practising an undeclared dictatorship.

Finally! Nobel panel condemns fatwa against Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was issued
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Finally! Nobel panel condemns fatwa against Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was issued

In 1989, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for allegedly blaspheming Islam in his book The Satanic Verses

Remark on Emergency, Satanic Verses: Why Chidambaram is likely to escape reprimand from Congress
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Remark on Emergency, Satanic Verses: Why Chidambaram is likely to escape reprimand from Congress

Why is the senior Congress leader P Chidambaram not likely to be reprimanded by the party high command for his remarks on the imposition of Emergency in 1975 and the ban on Salman Rushdie’s controversial book The Satanic Verses in 1988? If the Congress leaders are to be believed, the party is neither worried nor embarrassed by the former finance minister’s statement made on 28 November at the Times LitFest in Delhi.

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

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”.

Govt's decison to ban Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' was wrong, says P Chidambaram
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Govt's decison to ban Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' was wrong, says P Chidambaram

Twenty-seven years after the Rajiv Gandhi government banned Salman Rushdie's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said it was "wrong."

Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair after Salman Rushdie invited as guest speaker
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Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair after Salman Rushdie invited as guest speaker

Iran on Wednesday said that it will boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair after organisers invited the controversial author Salman Rushdie, whom Iranian scholars said should be killed, as a guest speaker.

Salman Rushdie to join New York University journalism faculty
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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.

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

What really happened with The Satanic Verses?
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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.

Memories of a fatwa bygone: Reviewing Rushdie's memoir
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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 apologises for open letter to Rajiv Gandhi in book
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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".

Rushdie memoir talks about life under Iranian fatwa
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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.

The immeasurable hurt of Salman Rushdie
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The immeasurable hurt of Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie's big speech in Delhi last weekend shows that his increasingly vitriolic persona has ironically come to share many of the same qualities as his detractors — thin-skinned, easily offended and stuck in the fatwa.

Rushdie gives Rahul Gandhi, Imran a lesson in politics
Politics

Rushdie gives Rahul Gandhi, Imran a lesson in politics

The writer blames Congress' politics over the Jaipur Literary Festival for its losses in Uttar Pradesh.

No Indian politician was willing to welcome Rushdie: Dalrymple
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No Indian politician was willing to welcome Rushdie: Dalrymple

What went down behind the scenes at the Jaipur Literature Festival with the Rushdie drama? William Dalrymple tells the backstory.

Religion being misused: Vikram Seth on Rushdie row
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Religion being misused: Vikram Seth on Rushdie row

Novelist Vikram Seth today said the Rushdie affair was whipped up because of "power", "politics" and "misuse of religion".