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 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
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
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.'
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.
In 1989, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for allegedly blaspheming Islam in his book The Satanic Verses
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.
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”.
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 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 will teach and advise journalism students at New York University as Distinguished Writer in Residence.
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.
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.
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".
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 writer blames Congress' politics over the Jaipur Literary Festival for its losses in Uttar Pradesh.
What went down behind the scenes at the Jaipur Literature Festival with the Rushdie drama? William Dalrymple tells the backstory.
Novelist Vikram Seth today said the Rushdie affair was whipped up because of "power", "politics" and "misuse of religion".