Salman Rushdie alive, but lost sight of an eye, not even a working hand
Iran’s supreme leader threatened with death
In 1989, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini also threatened Rushdie with death. After which he was protected by British government police. Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born writer. He wrote famous novels such as The Saturnic Verses and Midnight Children. Rushdie received the Booker Prize in 1981 for Midnight Children. There was also a lot of heckling about his fourth novel The Satanic Verses, which came out in 1988.
Salman Rushdie has received numerous awards
In 1983 Rushdie was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was appointed Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France in 1999. In 2007 he was knighted by the British Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his services to literature. In 2008, The Times ranked him thirteenth on its list of Britain’s 50 greatest writers since 1945.
Published in 1988 The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses is the fourth novel by Salman Rushdie, published in 1988. This book caused panic as soon as it hit the market. The controversy about it grew so much that many countries around the world immediately banned this novel. Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses is also banned in India. The purchase or sale of this novel has been declared completely illegal.