Salman Rushdie

Who Wants Salman Rushdie Killed?

S Prasannarajan

Thirty-three years after the fatwa, the author of the Satanic Verses was grievously injured in an assassination attempt at a literary event in New York. The attack, by a 24-year-old man inspired by the forces unleashed by the late Ayatollah Khomeini, reminds the world how alive is the murderous fury of radical Islam against the freedom of ideas and imagination

Why Nobody, Not Even a Ruthless Murderer, Can Surprise Rushdie

The author recalls his meeting with the celebrated and charming author over a decade ago, his wit, scholarship and tremendous willpower

Why We Need Salman Rushdie

The attack on him is a reminder that the pursuit of truth is always pitted against the bloody profanities of faith

The Myth of Hindu Pakistan

Salman Rushdie is both right and wrong about India

Open Minds 2021: Public Square

Salman Rushdie | Satya Nadella | Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Swapan Dasgupta | Shashi Tharoor | Brahma Chellaney | Prashant Kishor | Ram Madhav | Kanti Bajpai | Vinay Sitapati | Tanvi Madan | Nikhil Srivastava | Byju Raveendran | James Joseph | Y Nuklu Phom

Testament of the Wonderstruck

Salman Rushdie in defence of his wonder tales

The Rustle of Ideas

The art of everything personal and political

An Unlikely Pair

The joint award to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo steals the Nobel’s thunder

When Worlds Meet

Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma, seen as the heir to Chinua Achebe, writes a love story wrapped in folklore

Many Quests

Six books that define our times, and redefine the novel. And one will be the winner next week


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