Salman Rushdie Analysis

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AHMAD SALMAN RUSHDIE Salman Rushdie was born in June 19th 1947. Rushdie was born in Bombay, then British India, into a Muslim family of Kashmiri descent. He is the son of Anis Ahmed Rushdie, a University of Cambridge -educated lawyer turned businessman, and Negin Bhatt, a teacher. Rushdie has three sisters. He wrote in his 2012 memoir that his father adopted the name Rushdie in honour of Averroes. Salman Rushdie was educated at Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai, Rugby School in Warwickshire, and King’s College, University of Cambridge, where he read history. He is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight’s Children 1981, won the Booker prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He combines Magical realism with historical fiction his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern world and Western civilization. His fourth novel, The Satamic verses 1988, was the subject of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries. Death threats were made against him, including a fatwa calling for his assassination issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader, on 14th February 1989. June 2007, Queen Elizabeth II knight him for his services to literature. In 2008, The Times ranked him thirteenth on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. Since 2000, Rushdie has lived in the United States, where he has worked at
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