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Feb 11, 2019
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
Sep 27, 2018
The Satanic Verses, 30 years later: Salman Rushdie's novel is a manifesto for our timesThe 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.
Aug 09, 2018
Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringentMeesha 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
Jun 19, 2018
On Salman Rushdie's 71st birthday, the most striking lines from Midnight's Children author's oeuvreMidnight's Children won Salman Rushdie the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1981 and it was termed as 'the best novel of all winners.'
Nov 25, 2017
Times Lit Fest 2017: Nayantara Sahgal gets Lifetime Achievement AwardSahgal 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.
Mar 24, 2016
Finally! Nobel panel condemns fatwa against Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was issuedIn 1989, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for allegedly blaspheming Islam in his book The Satanic Verses
Nov 30, 2015
Remark on Emergency, Satanic Verses: Why Chidambaram is likely to escape reprimand from CongressWhy 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.
Nov 29, 2015
How many years to correct mistake, Salman Rushdie asks about 'Satanic Verses' banHours 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”.
Nov 28, 2015
Govt's decison to ban Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' was wrong, says P ChidambaramTwenty-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."
Oct 08, 2015
Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair after Salman Rushdie invited as guest speakerIran 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.