Biography of Salman Rushdie
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian essayist and novelist born on 19 th June 1947. He belonged to a family that was well educated. His father was Anis Ahmed Rushdie, who had his own company and was a lawyer from Cambridge University. He went to the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai and Rugby School. His faculty was the King's College and he went to Cambridge University like his dad receiving a Masters Degree.Since he was five, he'd aspired to become a writer. By acting to get a brief period of time after which he did some freelance advertisements for nearly ten years, he started off. Rushdie's first novel was 'Grimus' which was printed in 1975. Rushdie was working as a freelance Advertisement writer, taking him almost five years to finish off his second book 'Midnight Children' which was released in 1981.His book 'The Satanic Verses' (1988) turned Rushdie's life right into a nightmare. The story of the book identifies particular Quranic verses which were removed because they were about a time in the Prophets life which was offensive to the Muslims. The largest bookselling chains removed his book from their shelves and Rushdie went into hiding. There were book burnings all over the world condemning the book that had dissed the Muslims so poorly. Those who talked choosing Rushdie's side openly were killed and Rushdie also became the centre of many jokes later on. His marriage had also previously been dissolved on account of life danger to his own wife. Rushdie had a son and however remarried.Rushdie made adopted Islam and a public apology but continued to live in isolation for many years. In 1990 another novel by Rushdie was released called 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories'. His book 'The Moor's Last Sigh' received criticism. 'The Ground Beneath Her Feet' was released in 1999. It tells a vocalist's narrative; that gets lost during an earthquake.His writing style may be called 'magical realism' united with historical fiction. His stories center on the Indian Subcontinent and typically comprise topics like migrations to and fro the East and West and the incidences happening in between them. He was appointed Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth in 2007 because of his huge contribution. He is the 'Commandeur' in the 'Ordre des Art et des Lettres' of France. Rushdie is also in 'The Times' list of 'The 50 Greatest British writers since 1945' about the 13th writer.Other publications written by him comprise 'Fury' (2001), 'Shalimar and the Clown' (2005) and 'The Enchantress of Florence' (2008).