HAPPY BIRTHDAY,SALMAN RUSHDIE !

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“What is freedom of expression?
Without the freedom to offend, it
ceases to exist.”

Salman Rushdie.
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SALMAN RUSHDIE, One of The
Most Powerful Voices In The
Postcolonial Literature And
Staunchest Defenders of Free
Speech, Turns 67 Today !

Author Of Dozens of Books Both
Fiction And Non-Fiction,Salman
Rushdie Has Successfully Created
A Fine Niche Plus Large
Readership Worldwide Over The
Last Three Decades!

Born In Bombay India To A
Cambridge Graduate Turned
Businessman,Rushdie Studied In
India,Pakistan,Where His Family
Shifted And In King’s
College,Cambridge,UK,Where He
Has Lived For Larger Part of His
Life!

A Post-Graduate In History From
Cambride University,Rushdie
Initially Worked As A Copywriter
In An Advertising Company In
London Where He Wrote His First
Novel Named,GRIMUS In 1975 To
An Almost Lukewarm Response!

With The Publication of His
Second Book , ‘MIDNIGHT’S
CHILDREN’ In 1981, Salman
Rushdie Became An Overnight
Star In World Literature!The Book
Set Against The Indian
Background of Making of A
Nation(INDIA) Since Its
Independence In 1947 ,Won An
Unprecedented Adulation
Worldwide And Established
Rushdie As An Author of Genius!
The Book Won The Booker Prize
In 1981, Booker of Bookers In
1993(on the award’s 25th
anniversary) and Best of Bookers
In 2008(on the 40th anniversary
of the prize)!

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“Perhaps the story you finish is
never the one you begin.”

Salman Rushdie

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‘THE SATANIC VERSES’ ,A Critical Take On The Origin of Quran ,Life of The Prophet Muhammad And Other Notions Of Islam,Which Rushdie Penned In 1988,Made Life Critical For Him As The Book Caught Amid The Islamic Fundamentalists Who Burned Thousands of Its Copied In Many Countries Along With A Ban on The Book.The Controversy It Generated Reached Climax When An Iranian Religious Supremo(Ayatollah Khomeini) Issued A Fatwa Demanding Rushdie’s Head!The Fatwa Officially Lasted For A Decade ,But Threats On Rushdie’s Life Continued!Rushdie Had To Live Under The Cover of The Scotland Yard And Had To Undergo A Very Disturbing Period of His Life,Which He Detailed In His Memoir,JOSEPH ANTON Published In 2012 !

Religious
Extremism,Psychological
Displacement,The Issue of
Emigration,Political Plight of
Indian
Subcontinent,History,Mytholog
y,Oral Tradition of Storytellingetc.
Are The Main Concerns of Salman
Rushdie Which He Explored In
The Medium of
Novels,Essays,Travelogues,Sto
ries,Articles etc. !

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“FAITH WITHOUT DOUBT IS ADDICTION !”

Salman Rushdie.

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With A Life of Four Marriages And Many Affairs,Rushdie Continues His Stamp of Being A Womaniser!

He Now Lives In The United States of America Where He Worked At Emory University To Which He Donated His Archives.He Was Elected As A Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters In 2008!

A Sharp Observer of World Politics Ranging From Iraq War , The Strife Ridden African Nations To The Tumultous Political Situations of Indian Subcontinent,Rushdie Has Always Enjoyed His Role of A Political Commentator,Though Not Without A Fair Share of Controversy!

A VERY HAPPY 67th BIRTHDAY TO SIR SALMAN RUSHDIE !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
Postal-Code : 848101.
( 91) 9334411390.
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