India News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 12, 2015
Nearly 200 writers including author Salman Rushdie have signed an open letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, urging him to take up "the rising climate of fear" in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Britain.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 25, 2015
Veteran journalist Mark Tully said writers returning their Sahitya Akademi awards in protest against growing intolerance is a matter of individual choice.
India News | Barkha Dutt | Tuesday October 13, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "silence" along with that of institutions like the Sahitya Akademi is permitting a new "degree of thuggish violence" in India, celebrated Mumbai-born author Salman Rushdie said, amid a raging debate over 'rising intolerance' in India.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 12, 2015
Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie today joined the growing chorus of protests by writers and poets against spread of "communal poison" and "rising intolerance" in the country even as 12 more authors decided to return their Sahitya Akademi awards.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 10, 2015
Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a new translation of British writer Salman Rushdie's controversial book "Satanic Verses", official media said Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 1, 2015
A silencer was used to kill a Mexican photojournalist and four women last month, a lawyer said, providing new details of a murder that drew a new international call for justice.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 22, 2015
More than a quarter century after being slapped with a fatwa from Iran calling for his murder over his book "The Satanic Verses", Salman Rushdie says the world has learned the "wrong lessons" about freedom of expression.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 24, 2015
An Indian-origin author in South Africa has been brutally assaulted and verbally abused after she praised controversial writer Salman Rushdie whose work has angered Muslims around the world.
Opinion | Swapan Dasgupta | Friday January 16, 2015
Swapan Dasgupta on the debate around Islamist extremism.
World News | Edited By: Sanchari Bhattacharya | Saturday January 10, 2015
Author Salman Rushdie today issued a strong call to "defend the art of satire" after gunmen attacked the Paris office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 11, 2014
An association of Pakistani schools held an "I am not Malala" day on Monday, condemning young Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai for what it called her support for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 18, 2014
Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie received on Sunday a literary award named after Denmark's famous poet and fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 24, 2014
The controversy over AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's house refuses to die down with the new accommodation he is planning to shift stuck in a legal tangle over ownership.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 20, 2014
Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 6, 2014
'People worry that they are going to be bullied and therefore try not to do anything that will attract the wrath of the 'Modistas',' he said.
Manisha Dhingra | Tuesday April 22, 2014
Hollywood star Richard Gere is reportedly dating Padma Lakshmi, according to a US entertainment website.
People | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 18, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
Elections News | Swapan Dasgupta | Wednesday April 16, 2014
Narendra Modi has turned the election into a referendum on himself, writes Swapan Dasgupta.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 11, 2014
Leading Indian-origin writers,artists and lawyers have warned against Narendra Modi as India's next Prime Minister, saying his coming to power will "bode ill for the country's future".
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Monday February 24, 2014
As one who continues to support Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's mid-80s decision to ban the import of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, how do I reconcile my horror at what is being done to Wendy Doniger with my solidarity with Rajiv on Satanic Verses?
India News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 12, 2014
American scholar Wendy Doniger said she was "angry and disappointed" that all copies of her book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" will be pulped in India after a legal row that has ignited fears about free speech.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday January 17, 2014
The seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, a mega annual gathering of litterateurs kicked off in Jupiter today with a keynote speech by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.
Alpan Saxena | Thursday September 19, 2013
Not since Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali has an Indian film garnered as much encomium from the hard-to-please western critics as Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox. He is overwhelmed.
Alpan Saxena | Thursday July 18, 2013
British actor Dev Patel has been listed as one of the most influential global Indians by men's magazine GQ India along with Bobby Jindal and Salman Rushdie.