In this post, we are going to talk about Salman Rushdie, a British-Indian novelist and essayist of Indian origin. The combination of magical realism in his historical novel is quite amazing. His name appears among the 50 greatest British writers and is ranked 13th among them.
So let’s know about the life of this great writer and see some Salman Rushdie quotes with images.
Who Is Salman Rushdie ?
Salman Rushdie’s full name is Ahmed Salman Rushdie. He was born on 19 June 1947 in Mumbai, India to a Kashmiri Muslim family.
His father’s name is Anis Ahmed Rushdie who was a Cambridge educated lawyer and later started his business. And his mother’s name is Negin Bhatt who was a teacher.
Salman Rushdie Education :
Salman Rushdie completed his primary study at Cathedral and John Connon School, Bombay, and later received his degree M.A. in History from Rugby School and the University of Cambridge.
Salman Rushdie Career :
After practice, he worked as a copywriter at the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather in London. And also worked for American Express. But he wanted to become a writer.
His first official novel was published in 1975 which was ‘Grimmus’. His second novel ‘Midnight’s Children’ was published in 1981, which contained a fable about modern India. The novel was well received and earned him international recognition.
He wrote the novel ‘Shem’ in 1983 which was based on contemporary politics of Pakistan. His fourth novel put his life in danger which was ‘The Satanic Verses’. In which he depicted a character based on Prophet Muhammad.
Muslim leaders had also surfaced against him in Britain. The protest against them also spread in Pakistan and Iran. And the spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhullah Khomeini, issued a reward against him. So they hide in Scotland.
Despite his death threat, Rushdie continued writing. And wrote a number of Surrey novels such as Imaginary Homelands (1991), Children’s novels Aaron and the Sea of Stories (1990), Short story East, West (1994) and the novel The Moor Last Sigh (1995).
In 1998, the Iranian government withdrew the declaration against Rushdie. After that, he started living a normal life. After that, he continued writing novels in which he published The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999) and Fury (2001).
Shalimar the Clown in 2005, The Enchantress of Florence in 2008, The Children’s Book Luke and the Fire of Life in 2010, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights in 2015, The Golden House in 2017 and Quichotte in 2019. Inspired by Don Quixote.
Salman Rushdie Awards :
Salman Rushdie has received several awards, such as Booker Prize for Midnight’s Children in 1981, Booker of Bookers in 1993 and Best of the Booker in 2008.
Today Salman Rushdie is 73 years old in 2020 and lives in Manhattan in New York, United States. His net worth was 5 Million dollars in 2019. In the last let’s see some famous Salman Rushdie Quotes with images.
5 Must Read Salman Rushdie Books :
Salman Rushdie Quotes With Images :
Be strong-minded and argue with the world.
Today children are the vessels in which adults are pouring their poison.
Without a doubt, faith is an addiction.
From the beginning, men have been using God to justify it.
Always go for the broken and try hard.
If you are offended then this is your problem.
Language is courage that gives the ability to imagine an idea.
Memory has a special kind of memory of its own.
Most of the things in our lives happen in our absence.
No one has the right not to be offended.
Maybe the story you finish never you started.
Realism can break a writer’s heart.
The world is a place where we die and prove our worth.
Reality is a question of perspective.
You have to swallow the world to understand only one life… are you surprised to know this?
We all kill one life and that life is ours.
What cannot be cured must be endured.
What is real and what is true does not always have to be the same.
When a reader falls in love with a book, he absorbs the essence of the book.
You cannot judge an internal injury by the size of the hole.
Someone who knows you, when they get away from you, then you lose one version of yourself.
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