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Salman Rushdie: where to start with this pioneering and controversial author

By Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Professor of English Literature, King's College London
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On the eve of India’s 75th anniversary of independence (August 15), the 75-year-old Salman Rushdie was stabbed multiple times on stage in New York. Thankfully, the author survived the attack. But you might be wondering how a writer came to be the target of such violence.

If you’re only getting to know Rushdie as a result of this incident, you’re about to discover how his work has changed literature, inspired generations of writers and…The Conversation


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