Salman Rushdie Biography Essay

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Muslim communities throughout the world held public rallies in which copies of the book were burned.

Muslim communities throughout the world held public rallies in which copies of the book were burned.

attempting to abandon the Islamic faith � which according to the Hadith is punishable by death.

This was due to Rushdie's communication through the novel that he no longer believes in Islam.

Rushdie is also highly influenced by modern literature.

Midnight's Children borrows themes from G�nter Grass's novel The Master and Margarita.

India and Pakistan were the themes, respectively, of Midnight's Children and Shame.

In his later works, Rushdie turned towards the Western world with The Ground Beneath Her Feet, in which the influence of American rock 'n' roll on India plays a role.

In various interviews Rushdie has professed to practicing occcult activites including alchemy.

This seemed to only fuel the fire of media and critics.

But later in 1989, Yusuf Islam said in a British television documentary that he wasn't against the death sentence in principle: Rather than go to a demonstration where Rushdie would be burned in effigy, "I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing" he said.

If Rushdie showed up at his door, he said he "might ring somebody who might do more damage to him than he would like...

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