Salman Rushdie: The Author We Can Read Even At ‘Midnight’ Turns 71

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie has a Kashmiri decent but was born in the city of dreams, Mumbai (then Bombay). His mother Negin Bhatt was a teacher and his father, Anis Ahmed Rushdie, a lawyer-turned-businessman.

His novel, ‘Mightnight’s Children’ made him popular. The novel was published in 1981. Before that, he wrote a novel in 1975 titled ‘Grimus’, which did not achieve much popularity. Midnight’s Children is a story about a child born ‘at the stroke of midnight when India attained independence’. This child is endowed with special powers. The novel gave Rushdie the Booker Prize.

fatwa was issued against him after his book ‘The Satanic Verses’ was published. This book was banned in 13 Muslim-majority countries.

Today as the author turns 71, we bring you some amazing quotes from him and his works:

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