Satanic Verses

  • Novelist Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize 20-06-2014 07:55 PM

    Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday. The prize, awarded by the British branch of the worldwide writers' association, is named for the...
  • Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize 20-06-2014 08:22 AM

    London: Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday. The prize, awarded by the British branch of the worldwide writers' association, is named for...
  • Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses 15-04-2014 07:19 PM

    Britain's Prince Charles turned his back on author Salman Rushdie during the fatwa over publication of 'The Satanic Verses' as he believed the book was offensive to Muslims, a novelist has revealed. In an interview with Vanity Fair, author Martin Amis has claimed that the Princes views caused a row...
  • Controversies at Jaipur Literature Festival this year 22-01-2013 07:44 PM

    Jaipur Literature Festival kicks off this week but not without controversy. A group of Islamic clerics has protested the presence of any of the authors who read from the 'Satanic Verses' last year, while the RSS and BJP are reportedly asking for Pakistani participants to be kept out. ...
  • No change in Jaipur Literature Festival's schedule: Sanjoy Roy 21-01-2013 06:08 PM

    Sources in the Rajasthan Police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the state were opposing the participation in the event by seven Pakistani authors. ...
  • Being denied India visa was a deep wound: Rushdie 24-09-2012 03:42 AM

    London: Describing not being able to visit India for over 12 years as a "long exile," controversial India-born writer Salman Rushdie says that being denied a visa and Indian embassies abroad keeping away from him was a "deep wound" inflicted on him by India. Rushdie's 1988 book, 'The Satanic Verses',...
  • Iranian foundation ups price on Rushdie's head 16-09-2012 11:52 PM

    Dubai: An Iranian religious foundation has increased its reward for the killing of British author Salman Rushdie, in response to a US-made film that mocks the Prophet Mohammad, sparking protests across the Muslim world. Rushdie, an Indian-born British novelist who has nothing to do with the film, was condemned to...
  • 'India banned 'Satanic Verses' without scrutiny' 12-09-2012 05:01 AM

    London: Salman Rushdie's book 'The Satanic Verses' was banned by India four months before Iran's supreme leader late Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa for his killing without any proper examination or a judicial process, writes the controversial author in his memoirs. "The Satanic Verses was denied the ordinary life of...
  • The Satanic Verses was not for mullahs: Rushdie 04-06-2012 09:20 PM

    London: Over two decades after 'Satanic Verses' sparked a never-ending controversy and provoked a 'fatwa' for his head, author Salman Rushdie has only one thing to say to his detractors: 'I did not write it for the mullahs'. The India-born controversial writer who has lived for years under the shadow...
  • Muslims in India are being misled: Salman Rushdie 19-03-2012 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: Acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial 'The Satanic Verses' as also bestsellers like 'Midnight's Children' and 'Shame', on Saturday denounced "disgraceful vote bank politics" being practised in the country and said "95 per cent of Muslims in India are not interested in violence being done in...
  • We don't need any certificate from Rushdie: BJP 18-03-2012 11:10 AM

    BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said has criticised Salman Rushdie for making comments on the Indian political situation. ...
  • Salman Rushdie blames Congress for Jaipur fiasco 18-03-2012 07:36 AM

    New Delhi: Controversial author Salman Rushdie on Saturday targetted the Congress party, particularly Rahul Gandhi at the India Today Conclave, saying his presence was blocked in the Jaipur Literature Festival due to "useless electoral calculations". He suggested that this "led to the debacle" of Congress in Uttar Pradesh. Rushdie said...
  • IT Conclave: Salman Rushdie's session postponed 16-03-2012 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: Author Salman Rushdie's literary session at the India Today Conclave has been postponed by a day to Saturday following a sudden change in schedule, the organisers said. The organisers refused to cite any specific reason for the change and said the session would be open for select invitees...
  • Imran Khan cancels India trip over Salman Rushdie 14-03-2012 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has reportedly cancelled a visit to India after it emerged that author Salman Rushdie would be speaking at the same conference. The Express Tribune reported that Imran Khan refused to attend the India Today conclave in New Delhi if Salman Rushdie was also going...
  • Rushdie to return to India after death threats 13-03-2012 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Salman Rushdie will return to India this week to speak at a conference, under two months after death threats forced the Booker Prize-winning author to pull out of Asia's biggest literary festival, the event organiser said on Tuesday. Rushdie's attempt to visit India in January brought protests from...
  • Rushdie only pretended to embrace Islam 18 years ago 07-04-2008 12:30 PM

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discuss the second day's play of the second Test between Australia and India in Sydney. ...
  • Rushdie's Satanic Verses adapted on stage 31-03-2008 08:56 AM

    Centurion: Keeping it simple in seamer-friendly conditions again paid dividends for South Africa's Vernon Philander, who continued his impressive impact in Tests with another five-wicket haul on Thursday. The 26-year-old rocked Sri Lanka with figures of five for 53 on the opening day of the first Test - his third...
  • Rushdie supports controversial film Fitna 29-03-2008 11:59 AM

    Hobart: Michael Clarke's line-up has just taken one dramatic step in reverse after a couple of shuffles forward since it was branded the worst Australian Test line-up in decades. In the latest setback, New Zealand ended their long drought by winning a Test on Australian soil for the first time...
  • Muslims want an apology from Parmeshwar Godrej 18-01-2008 03:01 PM

    CNN-IBN's panel of cricket experts discusses Delhi Daredevils' victory over Kings XI Punjab. ...
  • Godrej hosts Rushdie, Muslim calls for boycott 17-01-2008 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Wednesday got clearance from his cricket Board (WICB) to play in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after Royal Challengers Bangalore roped him in as a replacement for injured Australian left-arm pacer Dirk Nannes. Gayle on Wednesday received the No Objection...
  • Rushdie's latest: A blend of Florence and Mughals 14-01-2008 11:30 AM

    Kolkata: Their spinners might have come a cropper in the loss to Rajasthan Royals, but that will not deter Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara from opening the bowling against Kolkata Knight Riders with tweakers here on Monday. Deccan Chargers' left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, who opened the bowling, was a big...
  • After Taslima, Muslims target Rushdie in Mumbai 14-01-2008 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Lasith Malinga bowled yorkers at will as his deadly five-wicket burst helped Mumbai Indians crush Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Electing to bat, Daredevils were shot out for a meagre 95 in 17.4 overs. The collapse was a combination of hostile...
  • J&K clerics call for Rushdie boycott 20-06-2007 10:56 PM

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