The Satanic Verses

  • Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize June 20, 2014

    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 the...
  • Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses April 15, 2014

    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 Prince’s views caused a row at...
  • No change in Jaipur Literature Festival's schedule: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    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. ...
  • Won't get bullied by fringe elements: Sanjoy Roy January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: Amidst reports of threat to the Jaipur Literature Festival by Islamist groups and reportedly by members of the BJP and the RSS, the organiser of the event, Sanjoy Roy has said that the event will be held as per the schedule. "Well I have just heard of these threats from...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: After Islamist groups, event faces threat from RSS, BJP January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: After a few Islamist groups threatened the organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing the four authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses at the event in 2012, sources in the Rajasthan police said that members of the BJP and the RSS in the...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors January 21, 2013

    Jaipur: A statement warning the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' at the event last year was issued by Islamist groups on Sunday. The statement was issued at a conference in Jaipur. It seeks a ban on the...
  • Being denied India visa was a deep wound: Rushdie September 25, 2012

    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...
  • Iranian foundation ups price on Rushdie's head September 16, 2012

    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 death...
  • The Satanic Verses was not for mullahs: Rushdie June 4, 2012

    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 of...
  • We don't need any certificate from Rushdie: BJP March 18, 2012

    BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said has criticised Salman Rushdie for making comments on the Indian political situation. ...
  • IT Conclave: Salman Rushdie's session postponed March 24, 2012

    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 only. Tight...
  • Imran Khan cancels India trip over Salman Rushdie March 14, 2012

    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 March 14, 2012

    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 some...
  • J&K clerics call for Rushdie boycott June 22, 2007

    Srinagar: In Kashmir, Muslim leaders are not happy with the knighthood awarded to author Salman Rushdie and are calling for a boycott of all his books, among other things. "I have issued fatwa for his execution. Kashmiri booksellers should remove all the author's books from their shops and I appeal to...
  • Pope needn't apologise: Rushdie October 14, 2006

    New York: He has been one of the most controversial writers of our times. But controversy certainly doesn’t seem to stop Salman Rushdie from jumping into the debate raging in the West over the linkages between Islam and extremism. As he prepares to enter the world of academia from Emory...
  • 'Ageing' Rushdie takes a dig at fatwa October 4, 2006

    Warsaw: British novelist Salman Rushdie said on Tuesday that he has to struggle more to find the energy to write as he gets older, but he has developed greater control over his writing. ''I used to write much more in a day than I write now, but it was much less...