A British-American author with Indian ancestry is Salman Rushdie. Rushdie was assaulted while speaking in Chautauqua, New York, on Friday, August 12, 2022. A guy grabbed the stage moments before Rushdie was to give a speech, and stabbed him multiple times.
He was born in Mumbai, India, on June 19, 1947. His writing frequently fuses historical fiction and magical realism, and a central theme is the encounters, conflicts, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations on the Indian subcontinent. The Satanic Verses, his book that has caused the most controversy, was released in 1988.
Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres was the accolade bestowed to him by the French government in 1999. In recognition of his literary achievements, he was made a knight in 2007. His position on The Times’ 2008 ranking of the top 50 British novels published since 1945 was number twelve. Rushdie has lived in the US since 2000.
He was named Distinguished Writer in Residence by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in 2015. He had been an Emory University professor in the past. He was granted membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he published Joseph Anton: A Memoir in reaction to the debate surrounding The Satanic Verses, a biography of the author.
Salman Rushdie Wives: Padma Lakshmi, Elizabeth West, Marianne Wiggins and Clarissa Luard
Salman Rushdie has been married four times and divorced same. His first wife is Clarissa Luard with whom he has a son, Zafar Rushdie. They were married from 1976 to 1987.
Salman’s second wife was Marianne Wiggins. The two were married from 1988 to 1993. After Marianne, Salman married Elizabeth West, with who he had his second son, Milan Rushdie. They married in 1997 and divorced in 2004
That same year he divorced Elizabeth, he married his fourth wife, Padma Lakshmi, who happens to be a model, an author and TV host. They divorced in 2007, three years after getting married.