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`UK prince refused to back Rushdie over Satanic Verses fatwa`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:37

Prince Charles had turned his back on India-born Salman Rushdie after a fatwa was issued against him for his controversial novel `The Satanic Verses` because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims, a British author has claimed.

Trinamool MP calls Salman Rushdie `satan`

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 18:32

Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed Friday called Salman Rushdie a "satan" and said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had done the right thing if she indeed blocked writer`s visit to Kolkata.

Salman Rushdie blames Mamata, leaves India for UK

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 16:11

A couple of hours after accusing West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee of blocking his visit to the eastern metropolis, Booker prize winning author Salman Rushdie on Friday left India to go back to the UK.

Open letter to Rajiv in 1988 was `arrogant`: Rushdie

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 15:52

India-born controversial author Salman Rushdie now admits that his reaction was "arrogant", "angry" and "cheek".

Rushdie condemns anti-Islam film as `malicious`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 20:45

India-born author Salman Rushdie has termed as "malicious" the attempt by an American to produce a film, deemed offensive to Islam.

Salman Rushdie feels hurt by rebuffs by India

Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012, 16:01

Salman Rushdie feels "hurt" by the "rebuffs" given to him by India where his books are rejected for university syllabus on the grounds that he was "not really" an Indian writer.

Satanic Verses not written for mullahs: Rushdie

Last Updated: Monday, June 04, 2012, 15:44

The India-born controversial writer who has lived for years under the shadow of his 1988 book, now liberally jokes about the whole issue.

Permission to research on Rushdie`s book condemned

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 16:58

The Society, in a letter to PM, said the book contained objectionable references to the holy Quran and Prophet Hazrat Mohammad.

Rushdie`s `Satanic Verses` has hurt Muslims: Katju

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 16:37

PCI Chairman Markandey Katju said the "sensationalism" depicted by his book `Satanic Verses` has deeply hurt Muslim sensitivities.

Writer to move court against `Satanic Verses` ban

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 18:10

Editor and writer Nilanjana Roy plans to move court against the ban on Salman Rushdie`s ‘The Satanic Verses’, said a source in the committee that petitioned the Jaipur Literature Festival authorities for revocation of the ban Monday.

Campaign to lift ban on `Satanic Verses`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 22, 2012, 23:29

A section of authors at the Jaipur Literature Festival launched a campaign demanding immediate lifting of the ban on the book "The Satanic Verses".

Arrest writers for reading Satanic Verses: MP

Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 16:30

Member of Parliament, Asaduddin Owaisi, has demanded the immediate arrest of the writers who on Friday read Salman Rushdie`s banned book `Satanic Verses` at the Jaipur Literature Festival.