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  Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is Honorary Professor in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Rushdie has challenged official historical truth, launched vituperative attacks on petty nationalism and the censorship of the state, all the while wrapping his readers in the magic realist swirl of dreamscape and fairytale in which the conventional is challenged with astonishing wit and intellectual daring.
Rushdie’s belief is in the transformative power of fiction; stories posit alternative realities, they reclaim the past and through the smashing of convention via the element of the fantastical, proffer a utopian vision of the future.
www.contemporarywriters.com /authors/?p=auth87   (1862 words)

  Salman Rushdie - MSN Encarta
Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, on June 19, 1947, less than two months before India became independent of Great Britain.
Rushdie’s next novel, Shame (1983), is a savagely controlled satire of Pakistan’s political life that targets especially Pakistani leaders Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq.
Although Rushdie offered an apology and a formal statement of his adherence to Islam, the fatwa was not lifted, and he remained in hiding until late 1991, when he began to make isolated and unscheduled appearances and to allow a few interviews.
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  Salman Rushdie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salman Rushdie (born Ahmed Salman Rushdie, Urdu: أحمد سلمان رشدی, Hindi: अहमद सलमान रश्‍दी on June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is an Indian-born, ethnically Kashmiri, British essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent.
Islam and Globanalisation in Al-Ahram by Hamid Dabashi: a critique of Salman Rushdie (2006).
A critique of Salman Rushide (2006) in Al-Ahram by Hamid Dabashi
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salman_Rushdie   (2187 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Salman Rushdie
At Rushdie’s home, however, Urdu, a language forbidden as medium of communication in school, continued to be spoken alongside English, and it was in these two languages that Salman and his three sisters received their parents’ richest legacy to their children: a fund of stories to fuel their imagination.
Rushdie uses the life stories of the fictive da Gama and Zogoiby families as prisms for refracting the actual political history of the Portuguese colonizers in India, dating from Vasco da Gama’s arrival in Kozikhode in 1498, and the murky beginnings of the Sephardic Jews who came to Kerala from Jerusalem in 72 ACE.
There Rushdie had addressed the sixth billionth baby to be born into this world in the hope that this child will join in the venture of “refus[ing] to allow priests and the fictions on whose behalf they claim to speak, to be the problem of our liberties and behaviour”.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Salman-Rushdie   (4894 words)

 Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses
Rushdie has been simultaneously hailed by many critics as the preeminent practitioner of post-colonial writing which is normally characterized by its opposition to the values and ideology of the metropolitan center.
Rushdie attempts to reconcile these internal stresses by resorting to a trope - that of oxymoron - by means of which he seeks to celebrate the certainty of uncertainty, the singular affirmation of plurality.
Rushdie is extremely adept at using literary language to expose the polysemantic nature of terminology given a unitary (or, as Bakhtin would say, a centripetal) interpretation by the forces of authority.
www.csulb.edu /~bhfinney/SalmanRushdie.html   (8230 words)

 Salman Rushdie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Salman Rushdie (born June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is an Indian-born British essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent.
Rushdie is the President of PEN American Center.
In 1991, Rushdie's Japanese translator, Hitoshi Igarashi, was stabbed and killed in Tokyo, and his Italian translator was beaten and stabbed in Milan.
www.reidsville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Salman_Rushdie   (1417 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Salman Rushdie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is the rare novelist who can elicit a contract for his death, but Salman Rushdie managed to do precisely that with a Postmodern, playful rumination on religion and politics that made Islamic literalists gnash their teeth and ready their Kalashnikovs.
Born on the eve of India's declaration of independence, Rushdie was raised in a turbulent time when politicians used manufactured opinion and inflammatory rhetoric to stage mass upheaval.
Iran's leaders were especially offended and soon issued a "fatwa," or death sentence, that sent Rushdie into protective hiding for the next eight years (although pressure from the international community has prompted the Iranian government to lift the fatwa, hard-liners in Iran continue to consider it active).
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?wosid=NO&id=177   (575 words)

 Reason: The Iconoclast: Salman Rushdie discusses free speech, fundamentalism, America’s place in the world, and his ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Salman Rushdie is a political novelist whose political and novelistic instincts have long been in tension with each other.
Rushdie’s novelistic sensibility, in contrast to his political sensibility, is individualistic, even entrepreneurial: Even at age 58 he is a literary risk-taker, a stance underscored by the title of his new essay collection, Step Across This Line.
Rushdie’s literary iconoclasm derives not merely from the demands of his subject matter but from a deep personal instinct: his hatred of all orthodoxies, especially religious ones.
www.reason.com /0508/fe.sd.the.shtml   (3524 words)

 Sir Salman Rushdie Speaker Profile at The Lavin Agency
Salman Rushdie is the author of such international bestsellers as Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses.
Rushdie is the winner of numerous literary prizes and awards, including the prestigious Man Booker Prize, and the "Booker of Bookers" Award, which was awarded to the best Booker-winning novel of the prize's first 25 years.
Salman Rushdie's presentations take audiences on a provocative journey into the world of contemporary literature, politics, culture and philosophy.
www.thelavinagency.com /college/salmanrushdie.html   (676 words)

 Books at Random House of Canada - Author Spotlight: Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is the author of 8 previous novels —; Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the “Booker of Bookers”), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Fury — and one collection of short stories, East, West.
On display is Salman Rushdie’s incisive, thoughtful and generous mind, in prose that...
An epic romance that stretches across whole lives, and even beyond death, Salman Rushdie's most accessible novel and his boldest imaginative act is also a vivid account of the intimate, flawed encounter between East and West, a remaking of the myth of Orpheus, and an exploration of the extremities of comedy...
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/author.pperl?authorid=26491   (669 words)

 The Ground beneath her Feet - Salman Rushdie
Rushdie may have written novels that are politically sharper, and to some extent we have become used to his cleverness, but he has written nothing which bounces along with such sustained brio.
Rushdie does a lot of the isolation bits well, but he is not particularly good with the love and romance throughout the book -- only surprising us at the end, when Rai finds love.
Rushdie's more focussed reckoning with India, Midnight's Children, and his best book, his reckoning with Pakistan, Shame, (which transcends its national subject), though less generous than The Ground beneath her Feet are far better literature and far better reads.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/rushdies/ground.htm   (2855 words)

 PlanetPapers - Salman Rushdie
Yet, Salman Rushdie was the first author in the free world to have been pursued from across continents and forced into hiding because of a death sentence by a foreign government.
Rushdie was born in 1947 to a middle-class Moslem family in the great city of Bombay, India.
Rushdie eventually began his literary career in 1975 when he made his debut with Grimus, a sort of fantastical science fiction novel based on the twelfth century Sufi poem “The Conference of Birds”.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/1949.php   (744 words)

 Salman Rushdie Discussion
Salman Rushdie should change his muslim name for he is nothing but a worthless sinner who has been influenced by the corrupt and meaningless Western ideologies.
Salman Rushdie is an educated man. u can't kill someone because of his opinion on a subject.
Salman Rushdie cannot and shall not be critisized by people who can not even list 2 of his books.
www.gnooks.com /discussion/salman+rushdie.html   (1472 words)

 Columbia News ::: World-Renowned Intellectual Edward Said Discusses Salman Rushdie's Talent and Influences
Said, a long-time personal friend of Rushdie, praised the writer's linguistic style, describing his musical prose as "verbal fireworks." He also highlighted Rushdie's skills as an essayist - particularly citing his esteem for "Imaginary Homelands," a collection of essays from 1981-1991 on racism in multicultural Britain.
Rushdie's experience with Islam and his political views have "changed over time," concluded Said in a lively audience question and answer period.
Political issues in "Midnight's Children" echo Rushdie's continued concerns about the state of the world today, but the novel's major underlying theme is the author's true love for his country.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/03/03/edwardSaid_discussion.html   (528 words)

 Rushdie, (Ahmed) Salman - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Rushdie, (Ahmed) Salman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1989 the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran placed a religious fatwa on Rushdie, calling for him and his publishers to be killed.
Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and later lived in Pakistan before moving to the UK.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Rushdie,%20(Ahmed)%20Salman   (318 words)

 SALON Features: Salman Rushdie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Likewise, the SALON interviewer and photographer were told to meet Rushdie's Pantheon publicist at a cafe a couple of blocks from the bed-and-breakfast where he was staying, and were screened by a phalanx of serious-looking bodyguards before they were allowed to enter his room.
And he is impatient with suggestions that his new novel, a wonderfully playful family epic told by a descendant of the explorer Vasco da Gama who was born with a strange condition that makes him age twice as fast as everyone else, is a metaphor for his situation.
Rushdie is relieved and delighted to be writing novels and to be socially active again, however circumscribed his participation must necessarily continue to be.
www.salon.com /06/features/interview.html   (277 words)

 David Cronenberg Interviews Salman Rushdie
With Rushdie fighting a media battle for the hearts and minds of his colleagues and the public, a picture of him as a towering demon becomes a political issue, not a mere matter of ego.
Petulant and irritable, the British media seem to have had it with Salman Rushdie, and as I sit opposite the man himself, I can't help but be overwhelmed by the perverseness of this.
Salman Rushdie: People are now much more interested in writers than in their writing.
www.davidcronenberg.de /cr_rushd.htm   (5712 words)

 Salman Rushdie Biography and List of Works - Salman Rushdie Books
Salman Rushdie (born June 19, 1947, in Bombay, India) is an essayist and author of fiction, most of which is set on the Indian subcontinent.
In his later works, Rushdie turned towards the Western world with The Moor's Last Sigh, exploring commercial and cultural links between India and the Iberian peninsula, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, in which the influence of American rock 'n' roll on India plays a role.
Rushdie has made statements to defend his book but still many in the Muslim community consider him a wanted man. Famous people in the Muslim community stepped out in defense of their Muslim faith to protect their image.
www.biblio.com /authors/166/Salman_Rushdie_Biography.html   (1063 words)

 The Ayatollah, the Novelist, and the West - article by Daniel Pipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rushdie is a skeptic, and he treats the incident as one of deceit.
Even if Salman Rushdie repents and becomes the most pious man of [our] time, it is incumbent on every Muslim to employ everything he has, his life and his wealth, to send him to hell....
Whether Rushdie is living in London or New York City is a minor detail to fundamentalist Muslims; the point is that the United States presents the main threat, for it is the leader of the Western world, that lascivious place where it is acceptable, even encouraged, to attack the Prophet and the Qur'an.
www.danielpipes.org /article/186   (7672 words)

 Salman Rushdie - Speakers - Festival of Faith & Writing - Calvin College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay, India, in 1947.
Rushdie continues to be a prolific novelist and essayist.
Rushdie is now the honorary professor in the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
webapps.calvin.edu /academic/english/festival/speakers/rushdie.php   (197 words)

 Salman Rushdie savors a touch of normalcy | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Among the throng, ambling the cobbled streets in plain sight, is the characteristically disheveled figure of Salman Rushdie, the Anglo-Indian writer who is the star of this year's festival.
Rushdie first got an idea for a novel about Kashmir in 1987, when he visited the region to make a TV documentary about the 50th anniversary of India's independence from Britain.
Rushdie says the 9/11 attacks changed the way novelists see the world and had a profound effect on him, a Muslim who has spent most of his life in the West.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0721/p11s02-woam.html   (919 words)

 Rushdie, Salman. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
His first novels, including Midnight’s Children (1981; adapted for the stage by Rushdie, 2003) and Shame (1983), are examples of magic realism; elements of this technique can also be found in his later fiction.
Parts of his allegorical novel The Satanic Verses (1988) were deemed sacrilegious and enraged many Muslims, including the Ayatollah Khomeini, who in 1989 issued a fatwa sentencing Rushdie to death.
Rushdie’s next novel, The Ground beneath Her Feet (1999), mingles myth and reality in a surreal world of rock-and-roll celebrity.
www.bartleby.com /65/ru/Rushdie.html   (222 words)

 Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is an author, novelist, essayist and sometime critic.
Mis/representations of Islam, Salman Rushdie and the 'Rushdie Affair' an essay by Ismail Isa Patel
Salman Rushdie and the Misrepresentation of Islam an essay by Ismail Patel
www.subir.com /rushdie.html   (654 words)

 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
Salman Rushdie is one of those names that is etched on the mind of a generation of adults.
The Derry man's chant-like prose 'Salman, Rushdie, Salman Rushdie,' glided effortlessly to 'some man must die, some man must die.' Rushdie had received the fatwa from Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran in 1989 as punishment for blasphemy over his depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in The Satanic Verses written the previous year.
Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay in 1947 but moved with his family to Pakistan while still a teenager.
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