Indian-born Salman Rushdie is a British-American author. On Friday, August 12, 2022, Rushdie was attacked while giving a speech in Chautauqua, New York. Rushdie was stabbed numerous times by a man who seized the stage just before he was scheduled to deliver a lecture.

He was born on June 19, 1947, in Mumbai, India. The contacts, conflicts, and migrations between Eastern and Western cultures on the Indian subcontinent are a key theme in his writing, which commonly combines historical fiction and magical realism. His most polarizing work, The Satanic Verses, was published in 1988.

He was given the title Commandeur of l’Ordre des Arts and Lettres by the French government in 1999. In recognition of his contributions to literature, he was made a knight in 2007. On The Times’ 2008 list of the top 50 British novelists since 1945, he came in at number twelve. Rushdie has been a resident of the US since 2000. He was named Distinguished Writer in Residence by the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University in 2015.

Previously, he had been a professor at Emory University. He was accepted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He published Joseph Anton: A Memoir in 2012 as a response to the debate surrounding The Satanic Verses, which is a biography of the author.

Salman Rushdie Parents: Meet Negin Bhatt and Anis Ahmed Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is from a Muslim family. He is the son of Cambridge-educated lawyer and businessman Anis Ahmed Rushdie and teacher, Negin Bhatt. 


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