Living in the shadow of fatwa is decidedly unpleasant, but the story promises to make for a riveting read.
Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie is now contemplating a book that could be one of the most anticipated story of the future: The story of his life with a price on his head for 'blasphemy', following the publication of his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, in 1988.
What'll make this book truly sensational is that, as the Booker of Bookers-winning writer pointed out, "90 per cent" of what happened in his life under the fatwa, which was issued by the Iranian religious despot, Ayatollah Khomenei, is "not in the public domain." Given that Rushdie has consistently been the most talked- about writer (no other writer, for instance, has been featured as much in India Today as he), the memoir promises to be a revelation.
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