Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie was born in 19th June 1947. He’s an Indian born British- American famous novelist. His work frequently combines magical literalism with literal fabrication. And primarily deals with many fields which are connections, dislocations, and migrations between Eastern and Western societies, set on the Indian key.
Ahmed Salman Rushdie novelist is one of the most famed and successful British authors of all time. Still, with his alternate novel, Midnight’s Children, winning the outstanding Booker Prize in 1981. He also worked as an actor and then as an advertising copywriter along with novels writing.
Salman Rushdie accident
New York State Police took a man in custody, who stabbed Salman Rushdie multiple times on Friday, August 12. This information is given to New York Times and Reuters new agencies by Rushdie’s agent. He also informs that Rushdie was on a ventilator and had suffered significant injuries with a damaged liver and may lose an eye.
As per the reports published in IndiaToday, Rushdie was stabbed by Hadi Matar. Hadi Matar is a 24 year old New Jersey resident. Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, or edict against Salman 30 years before. This fatwa was issued against him for his book “The Satanic Verses”. Since 1988, The book has been banned in Iran as Muslims consider it to be blasphemous.
Hadi Matar, who attacked on Rushdie, is facing charges of attempted murder and assault. New York state Police and FBI are working with the local authorities to determine the motive of this attack. As per the Reuters report, worldwide attack on Rushdie is condemned. But Iranian newspapers praise Hadi Matar for this attack.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sulliving write on the twitter for speedy recovery of Salman.
Ahmed Salman Rushdie birth and family background.
He was born in Bombay, now known as Mumbai on 19th June 1947, two months before Indian independence from Britain. Ahmed was born during the British rule on India, into an Indian Kashmiri Muslim family. His parents names were Anis Ahmed Rushdie and Negin Bhatt. Who was a Cambridge educated lawyer. However, later turned the businessman as well. His mama was a teacher. Rushdie has three sisters in his family.
Rushdie spent his childhood in Bombay.
Personal Life of Rushdie.
Rushdie married four times. His first wife Clarissa Luard was the Literature officer of the Arts Council of England. He left Clarissa Luard around 1980s for the Australian writer Robyn Davidson. Marianne Wiggins was his second wife. They married in 1988 and divorced in 1993. Elizabeth West was his third wife from 1997 to 2004, who was was British editor and author. Padma Lakshmi was his fourth wife. Who was an Indian-American actress, model. She was the host of the American reality-television show Top Chef. They divorced in 2007.
In 1999, Salman Rushdie went through an operation correct ptosis. ptosis is the problem where upper eyelid drop or fall down. According to him, it was very difficult for him to open his eyes. “I wouldn’t have been able to open my eyes at all if I did not go through operation back in 1999”, Rushdie informs.
Rushdie Awards, recognition, honors
Salman Rushdie has received many awards for his writings. And the list is long, which including the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature. Also, the Premio Grinzane Cavour (Italy).
Awards and honors include:
- Golden PEN Award
- Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award in 2014.
- Swiss Freethinkers Award in 2019.
- Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Indiana University in 2018
- State Prize for Literature in Austria
- Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Cultural Humanism in Harvard University.
- PEN Pinter Prize in UK.
- St. Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University Library Associates.
Ahmed Rushdie Bibliography
- Rushdie Novels or fiction list.
- Quichotte written in 2019
- The Golden House write in 2017
- Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights written in 2015.
- Shalimar the Clown in 2005.
- The Enchantress of Florence written in 2008.
- Fury in 2001.
- The Ground Beneath Her Feet in 1999.
- The Moor’s Last Sigh in 1995
- Shame in 1983.
- The Satanic Verses in 1988.
- Midnight’s Children in 1981.
- Grimus in 1975.
Essays and nonfiction
- Languages of Truth: Essays 2003–2020 publish in 2021.
- Joseph Anton: A Memoir written in 2012.
- In the South, Booktrack publish in 7 February 2012
- “A fine pickle”, The Guardian pubslieh in 28 February 2009
- The East Is Blue pubslish in 2004.
- The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey publish in 1987.
- Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism written in 1992.
- The Wizard of Oz: BFI Film Classics, British Film Institute publish in 1992.
- Mohandas Gandhi, Time publish in 13 April 1998.
- Step Across This Line publish in 2002
Ahmed Salman Rushdie received many lift threats due to his writings. Hs is now undergoing surgery at a local trauma center after attack in Chautauqua, New York.