Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicSalman Rushdie

Topic: Salman Rushdie

‘Not a good person, disingenuous,’ says Salman Rushdie’s attacker, ‘surprised’ author is alive

The 24-year-old from New Jersey, in a jailhouse interview, hinted he acted alone and was not in touch with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

‘Don’t want to get into new controversy after Nupur Sharma’ — Why BJP is quiet on Rushdie attack

BJP & most opposition parties in India except Congress and CPI(M) have refrained from commenting on attack on author Salman Rushdie, which took place in New York on 12 August.

‘Restore India’s reputation as inclusive, secular’: Rushdie, 101 writers urge President Murmu

On the eve of India’s 76th Independence Day, writers including, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amitav Ghosh, criticised the Modi govt over ‘threats to free expression’.

‘World of Islam has to enter modern world’ — Salman Rushdie said during 2013 India visit

From recalling remarks of those who read 'The Satanic Verses' to thoughts on the future of the Islamic world, Salman Rushdie spoke on several topics in this interview with Shekhar Gupta.

Salman Rushdie trapped by alliance of implacably regressive and insufferably progressive

The Satanic Verses isn't so much read as deposited by culture in people’s imaginations. Today, Rushdie is known less as an author than as a sinister figure.

It wasn’t easy to support Salman Rushdie in Bangladesh. Then I realised fatwas are contagious

Islamic fundamentalists can’t be compared with a few Hindu extremists. By doing so, it is practically denying the gruesomeness of Islamic terrorism.

Silence of politicians across parties over the Salman Rushdie incident is cowardly

ThePrint view on the most important issues.

Over 30 years later, why Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses remains so controversial

The book, 'Satanic Verses', goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs. What was – and still is – behind this outrage?

When Salman Rushdie rated other authors on GoodReads

The negative reaction by other authors to Rushdie’s book ratings in 2015 demonstrates how sensitive writers can be to the public discussion of the literature of their peers.

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage while getting ready to deliver lecture in New York

Rushdie has suffered years of death threats over his book ‘The Satanic Verses’ that was severely criticised by Islamic clerics.

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Illustration: Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Family man, confident investor & eternal India optimist — farewell, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who made more money on the stock market than almost anyone else, was sure 2 decades ago that India & its stock market were going to boom.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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