Salman Rushdie

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (Hindi: अहमद सलमान रुशदी (Devanagari), احمد سلمان رشدی (Nastaʿlīq); play /sælˈmɑːn ˈrʊʃdi/;[1] born 19 Juin 1947) is a Breetish Indian novelist an essayist. His seicont novelle, Midnight's Children (1981), wan the Booker Prize in 1981. Much o his feection is set on the Indian subcontinent. He is said tae combine magical realism wi historical feection; his wirk is concernit wi the mony connexions, disruptions an migrations atween East an Wast.

His fowert novelle, The Satanic Verses (1988), wis the centre o a major controversy, provokin protests frae Muslims in several kintras, some violent. Daith threats wur made agains him, includin a fatwā issued bi Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader o Iran, on 14 Februar 1989.

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  1. Pointon, Graham (ed.): BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names, 2nd edition. Oxford Paperbacks, 1990. (Inglis)