SALMAN RUSHDIE was born in Bombay, India, and is considered one of the most distinguished living writers of English. He is known as a spokesman for artistic. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Discussion Questions. 1. Midnight's Children is clearly a work of fiction; yet, like many modern novels, it is presented as. Salman Rushdie is one of the most influential and controversial of modern day . This is what led to the furore over The Satanic Verses. Documents · PDF.
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We may wish to mark of a period; but have we the right to establish symmetrical breaks at two points in time to give an appearance of continuity and unity to the system we place between them? Coincidentally, genealogy, or family history, is the method by which Saleem tells the history of Partition and of Kashmir. A family history is able to dominate a more generic history: Similarly, Shalimar the Clown can be read as a family history: For Saleem Sinai, family history is an already well-known tale that he, as narrator, carefully discloses.
He was a sil- verish, a locust. Olga Volga the potato witch stood beside him and their dwindling bodies looked like numerals. Together they made the number Translating History provide a rounded service which ofered both sustenance for the body and pleasure for the soul.
For Kachhwaha, this is too much and the result is sensory confusion: For those who leave, to return is to regret the lost Paradise, and to fail to reach a happy ending. Her desires are unsatisied, though: One dominant portrayal of Kashmir in standard modern histories is a representation of the economic concerns that accompanied Salman. In Shalimar the Clown, fasting and starvation characterize war in Kashmir. Rotten apples represent the displaced Hindu population of Kashmir: Rotten food symbolizes death, as does the general state of food availability due to the very limited crops which were successful: Your Lord has inspired the bees: In that is a sign for people who meditate.
We can choose from so many diferent ways to die! Translating History American ambassador who falls in love with newly-wed Boonyi, is one. In this way, romantic desire and historical documentation are compelled by the same hunger and longing for an ending. Is literature, like history, forbidden from making anachronistic connections? Or can literature be as intertextual with historical events and symbols as it can with literary texts, bringing in anachronistic references which contribute to meaning?
Because the desire for an ending is defeated there is no ending, and there- fore, there is no certain history, and the Kashmir that is that constant state, a Paradise or a ruptured Paradise, cannot be written down: Kashmir cannot be possessed as it would be in an authoritative history. All of the history Salman. Kashmir remains not-possessed. Is it even possible to describe kashmiriyat?
In other words, how is it possible to render the now of Kashmir? When Boonyi gives away her baby daughter in order to return home and in an efort to retain her Kashmiriness, her repeated mantra connects her decision to geographical space: In voicing this mantra, though, Kashmira becomes even more fully entangled with Kashmir: If the protagonists embody the history of Kashmir as it is told, then does this have an impact on what the present moment is?
Is the present moment as leeting as a human life and as fragile as a human body?
Perhaps history exists to justify a desire for control, and in a wider sense, to assuage guilt for past desires or wrongs. But literature aims to satisfy a desire and not just to justify it. So its engagement with history is of a diferent kind; even postmodern and postcolonial renderings tell history diferently. Oral narrative may do something diferent from the historical narrative.
A translation of a myth or history in the manner of oral narrative looks like this: As a result, it is inadequate to simply translate or retell a history in a new form or for a new audience or with new meaning — the history has to be rendered in question and in lux in order to truly represent a location or consciousness.
Translating History time. According to Rushdie, the story became no longer a search for lost time but the way in which we remake the past to suit our present purposes, using memory as our tool — because Saleem wants the central role, he is cutting up history to suit himself. Shalimar swears: For the reader, this promise is a promise of conclusion, it implies an ending.
Change without potentiality in a novel is impossible, quite simply. Novels, then, have beginnings, ends, and potentiality, even if the world has not. Derrida suggests why there is, in general, a need for an ending, and that might in turn explain why that need is, I argue, defeated by Rushdie.
For Derrida, something like Shalimar, something that haunts, might both force an ending and at the same time, deny an ending: Rushdie, as a consequence, tells a present moment.
Defeating the sense of an ending produces a sense of defeated desire: Like narrative, histories try to oppress the reader into following a speciic route. He suggests that: Narrative uncertainty renders the assumption of an ending impossible.
It also calls into question the present moment, asking, what is the now? Is that why timelines exist? Or does the need to locate the present moment on a timeline render it false and impossible, because to mark it on a historical continuum is both to relegate it to the past and to anticipate it in the future? Or does the sense of questioning and uncertainty come from elsewhere or serve a diferent purpose?
Psychoanalytic temporality. Or is something else happening? For Bhabha, the postcolonial text is Salman.
It is. Or, perhaps it is the migrant author or literary historian who is signiicant in the postmodern conception of the real. Both demonstrate the way that the present must be imagined or constructed. But if this is all they do, they are determining knowledge as much as a retelling of history would. Whereas, to see the text in the place of its narrator or its author is to enable the present moment to exist in full, in the way that it is able to, unrestricted by history.
Saleem struggles to conclude his narrative, saying: But the future cannot be preserved in a jar; one jar must remain empty. I shall reach my birthday. Instead, the novel can be read more fruitfully as an early example of the twenty-irst-century meeting between ecocriticism and postcolonial theory.
Because of this, the idea of travelling theory is doubly applicable to the novel. Grimus was irst written for a science iction competition necessitating generic conventions, met by the exploration of immortality and multiple dimensions but also by a non-speciied population with a future that is conveyed as in lux; this generic need might account for the sense that the novel evades a more materially grounded exploration of concepts pertinent to postcolonial thinking.
If Grimus Fails but, in particular, notes that the novel begins a sequence of questions about received information. Why is there such overt textuality in the novel? What is the function of the intriguingly named Media?
Media might also imply mediation, a role as mediator that translators oten fulil. A theory? My position in this chapter rests on the idea that a novel — a literary rather than an academic or critical text — can present or even produce theory.
Postcolonial theory has been constructed as much from its literary texts as its theoretical ones; beginning within departments of literary studies and related disciplines, postcolonial theory has oten been supplementary to the literary texts produced in colonial and decolonized locations.
Return to my Native Land is at once a presentation of the sense of alienation felt by the colonial migrant ater a prolonged period living in the land of the colonizer, and it is a call for a renewed sense of identity and pride for the colonized Antillean.
Cesaire writes a translation of the play speciically for a black audience, a translation for a colonized audience but also a translation into the language of the colonizer in Martinique, French. In this way, the literary text of resistance pre-empts theoretical engagements with the same subject. Because postcolonial authors are, Valassopoulos argues, already using interdisciplinarity when writing, it is diicult to situate the author Salman.
If Grimus Fails as writing from just a literary position, and instead they must be seen to be coming from a critical perspective, too: Travelling or translating? On the level of plot, each text refers to an act or to several acts of migration. But each text is at the same time an exploration of the impact of colonial and postcolonial migration.
Grimus too shares the preoccupation with migration; Flapping Eagle is the wandering protagonist with the dubious git of immortality. Grimus maintains his power at the centre which can, of course, be read as the colonial or metropolitan centre by sustaining a gateway which works by overpowering feeble minds with the concept of dimensional coexistence. Without this partial transformation of the idea to meet the demands of its context, the theory remains stable, and simply operates in a diferent location.
It might be diicult to conceive of exactly what Said identiies as travelling theory; he is describing a more transformative process than would occur when Salman. If Grimus Fails theories are simply seen as applicable to a range of contexts. Alternatively, as he describes in relation to Fanon, a theory may gain a speciic kind of power when it travels.
When Flapping Eagle as a postcolonial migrant igure meets Grimus as an imperial symbol, the postcolonial sensibilities underlying the text are located in a natural environment that dominates events. It is useful to consider why the text engages speciically with a Native American igure as the receptacle for theory, than with a more straightforwardly Salman.
One response to this question might be to consider the text as an early example of postcolonial ecocritical writing, as a precursor to the very recently established theoretical ield of postcolonial ecocriticism. Ecocriticism is, in brief, the study of the relationship between literature and the environment. Cheryll Glotfelty is one of its founding scholars, who has edited collections of essays on the subject and founded a literary association — Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.
Grimus invites an ecocritical reading because time and again, the natural environment, the sea and the landscape, asserts its authority over the actions of human igures. Grimus is a science-iction novel: But it lacks other common science-iction tropes: In this way, the location of power at the centre of the text is not necessarily a human source and nature rather than humanity might emerge at the centre of the story.
Likewise, the rose demonstrates the ecocritical preoccupation that the division between nature and culture in the novel is not clear-cut. More importantly, though, is the omnipresent natural world Salman.
Ecocriticism insists that everything cannot be contained in or explained by linguistic or social structures; nature is a real force or entity and not just a concept. In the midst of this terrible strength of nature is the frailty of humanity, unable to tackle the natural environment by linguistic means: Concepts make chains.
I am bound. Flapping Eagle is the medium through which the theory at the centre of the text must travel. If Grimus Fails who inhabits a God-like peripheral position in the text.
Flapping Eagle embodies the new set of circumstances through which this theory must pass in order to be translated. Another question concerns Media, whose peripheral role is nevertheless pivotal because she mediates between Flapping Eagle and Grimus in the guise of translator-mediator. Also like Aoi, Media occupies a position with limited freedom, under the control of the owner of the house: Media is also responsible for reconnecting Flapping Eagle with his sister, Bird-Dog, at a moment where she performs the linguistic deinition of her name the voiced stop in Ancient Greek by hovering somewhere between speech and silence: Media is a part-formed character, a mediator, lacking personal goals and Salman.
Yet she is also the thread that binds translations and originals, that resuscitates old texts with the breath of new languages when, at the end of the text, while trying to assert his identity and to remain distinct from Grimus, Flapping Eagle speaks to Media in order to remain focused and retain control Stage two involves a process during which the theory passes through the pressure of various contexts and into its new place or time.
In the second stage of translation, a theory must pass through contexts which exert pressure. In the example of Grimus, the imperialist theory of immortal singularity must pass through the igure of the Native American as postcolonial migrant and meet all of the pressures of resistance ofered therein.
Like the failure of the so-called civilizing mission of colonialism, the activist Flapping Eagle, performing the role of postcolonial interrogator, asks: If Grimus Fails been a failure since the Efect has changed its course so completely? Stage three involves a set of conditions of acceptance or resistance during which the idea is introduced. It is telling that this fusion between Flapping Eagle, unequal and based on trickery as it might be, begins with a strong awareness of the Self: Flapping Eagle reasserts his identity rather than having it diminished: My self.
Grimus is conspicuously alone here and can be defeated because he lacks the power of the colonial centre. Si, thirty. Elsewhere not fully speciied within the text , Grimus locates a crystal which permits him to visualize a type of person who might be an ideal recipient of the git of eternal life. With these liquids and the power to travel between locations enabled by eternal life and dimensions, Grimus intends to create a world populated by deserving, immortalized inhabitants.
So whose footnote is it, and why the need to produce such explicit textuality? Well, by textualizing the theory, it has a ixed and speciic context.
If it had been expressed more gradually or as part of the narrative, it would have permeated the text and its changes and developments would have been far less pronounced.
His theory of a perfectly balanced and united immortal society, which is governed by the ruler who is at once a powerful force but is at the same time constructed Salman. If Grimus Fails from all of the individuals over whom he rules, in part because he created them — perhaps he constructed them, perhaps he found them, but he created their immortal state — is undisturbed until Flapping Eagle challenges his power.
At every level, this section of the text screams its overt textuality at such a level that it cannot be ignored: Finally, there is a possible fourth stage which involves the partial trans- formation of the idea in its new context.
It is this generalization that feels dissatisfying when the text is read straightforwardly as an attempt to address postcolonial subjectivity, but the resonance between this science-iction scenario and an abstracted colonialism is visible.
Do you not think that those ancient houses would have fallen down by now? Do you not think that much- tilled soil would be exhausted by now? For Flapping Eagle, the only solution is to destroy that igure of unjust power; like the colonial situation, though, it is not possible to return to a precolonial state even if Grimus is destroyed: Grimus has resonance with postcolonial thinking but can be read as a more successful novel if its postcolonial sensibilities are understood as being translated into an ecocritical framework.
On the other hand, it could point to the ongoing impact of imperialism on landscapes and natural environments in a time of increasing globalization.
It could enable a dialogue between indigenous and postcolonial concerns that is otherwise elided by postcolonial theory. It may, Salman. Paintings evoke extreme reactions, especially in their patrons. Both these artists transform the subject by painting them: By reading these translations into art through the framework of visual culture, the postcolonial urge to transform through retelling becomes clear: Appropriate to dominant imaginings of an unobtrusive translator, Aoi is invisible throughout the majority of this text the reader only becomes aware of her in the last chapter of the novel.
He then admits to the reader that he is writing under the direct gaze of someone — of the translator igure, Aoi — and that the Salman. He realizes that in order to correct the efect of this contamination, he must disrupt the Eurocentric assumption of linearity in his verbal text and recreate it in visual form: Her task means that she becomes a priest-igure, working in the invisible, separate space where the translator is meant to reside, a space resembling purgatory: In fact, revealing the irst painting is an act of translating invisibly, because what becomes apparent is the original: She instructs Moor on how to write and to stay sane in the conines of their cell.
In this sense, she is the ultimate translator. It is Dashwanth who mediates, like a translator, to produce the work conceived of by the emperor but that only Dashwanth has the ability to create. Speciically, Dashwanth is instructed to paint the stories told by the wandering messenger Vespucci, stories of a princess who had been lost from the historical records.
In the visual medium of art, despite the lack of textual support from historical records, the translator demonstrates his power: Yet even though the painter has a power that his patron, without him, could never achieve, he remains trapped by the invisibility required of translators. He conveys this by creating an image of the princess and her relationships with others.
History could claw upwards as well as down. Perhaps the emperor should have interpreted this image as a threat that the Salman. Oten, the result is a sanitized or inofensive text or painting, and certainly a piece of work that relects the worldview of the patron.
Dashwanth is permitted this and other reckless acts of the paintbrush in he Enchantress of Florence because of the persuasive power of the stories his canvases tell. Translate or die Lefevere mistrusts a translation endowed with power to inluence, and this is an especially potent concern if the translation has been created under duress. Traditionally, the translator is not fairly compensated for his or her work, either in terms of recognition or in the amount that he or she is paid.
Dashwanth is also constrained: Emperor Akbar commands Dashwanth to produce art works under threat, but this is also his only way to be protected following the graiti caricatures he created. Here the similarity of this partnership to the relationship between Moor and Vasco again comes to mind: Working in the visual medium, artists can ind ways to ight back: Working in the textual medium, Moor is less able to resist, and so his text is produced for his patron and reader until he is able to overthrow Vasco, and then in that moment the text becomes visual: Like the later British colonial project which constructed India through its ideologically motivated translations, the Mughal Empire as conceived in he Enchantress of Florence was created through patronized art.
Dashwanth was employed in an invisible role as a draughtsman but was determined to become visible by grappling with his invisibility: Rather than translation being impossible, then, instead, translation without transgression is impossible.
Negotiating his Catholic and Jewish heritages informs the revisionary process by which he rewrites and re-presents the story of his life. Moor performs this obscenity, the unsayable, with light-hearted abandon: Visual and textual practices require each other. Her transgression causes the successful creation of the text, however; during the destruction of one painting or text to reveal another, she creates a new text, written by Moor under her enabling inluence.
Transgression may be a form of textual self-defence, performed in order to permit the production of a translation. As George Steiner argues, there is oten a connection between textual alteration and self-preservation: Dashwanth becomes trapped in his art due to the forced act of translation, and in this way, his story too conveys the combination of visual and textual cultures. In both texts a forced act of translation enables visual and textual cultures to combine.
Moor narrates and writes down his complete life story Salman. His fellow painters feared for his health. Inevitably, the invisible translator is consumed by the work that they have produced: In spite of this, the patrons are preoccupied with language and textuality, and in addition, the novels are both self-consciously concerned with textual structure. In he Enchantress of Florence, this is played out in linguistic uncertainty, in questioned, halted or repeated language.
Names and terms of address are also problematized: If his public designation was confused, his private one was even more complex: He was — what else could he be? He was the deinition, the incarnation of the We. Visual culture is employed and this renders her verbal; it corrects a prior lack of text.
If this is the case, the translator loses her invisibility. Numbered in reverse, the text remains unconventional. Moor dies in order to create a text which tests his faith, and if he does not symbolize Jesus precisely, then his conversion experience involves heavy Judeo-Christian symbolism suggesting that the transgressive act of conversion involves a communication with those objects of faith: Imprisoned, Wole Soyinka became his writing materials: Once it exists, that body of text is also the body of the writer.
Moor becomes his text, just as Dashwanth becomes his painting, and this is where the textual and visual media at work in both novels become distinct: Her storyteller had the power to leave the text, though: Where the translator remains invisible, the translation is not valued.
In the face of over-zealous patronage, the translator becomes visible within the text and takes possession of that visual- linguistic text. Aoi is not introduced or referred to at all throughout the majority of the text, meaning that she remains an invisible editor, translator and reader of the text until the very last chapter, Salman.
Secondly, he has addressed the impact of the fatwa in Joseph Anton, a memoir of his experience of the fatwa. One thousand and one nights: Haroun and the Sea of Stories is indebted to he housand and One Nights for the names of its main protagonist, Haroun, and his father Rashid, whose names are taken from the Haroun al-Rashid who takes part in many Arabian Nights stories.
More than this, though, the Salman. Andrew Teverson notes that the context of Haroun and the Sea of Stories was the impact of the fatwa: On a more allegorical level, Rushdie also uses the fantasy of Haroun as a way of responding to his detractors by indirect means — celebrating storytelling and its freedoms, and condemning censorious persecutors Khattam Shud who unleash the forces of oppression against the creative artist.
Rushdie lamented that many stories will now never be written never mind published , as a result of the fatwa. While it recalls he housand and One Nights, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a novel which makes use of the short story form. Why should this text choose to use the form of a collection of short stories, when the stories are connected by character, theme and are presented chronologically?
Perhaps this structure was used to more easily convey the anti-censorship message. A Split Subject remain symbols of destruction and the stories to retain an element of fable: Haroun and the Sea of Stories also described the inherently political nature of stories and the political battles that storytellers are forced to referee.
Both Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Luka and the Fire of Life are directly concerned with the perils of restricting or preventing storytelling. Luka and the Fire of Life engages with the same essential story, the halting of storytelling.
Rashid at irst falls asleep and will not be woken, and then starts to disappear. Luka and the Fire of Life employs the terminology of computer gaming once Luka takes narrative control and tries to ind his father: Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a celebration of rewriting or Salman.
Laura M. Holson writes: Authorship and autobiography Rushdie was scheduled to appear twice at the Jaipur Literary Festival in , which ran from January 20 to He was advised not to attend because of the strength of protest from groups in South Asia who remain hostile to the writer as a result of the fatwa following he Satanic Verses.
In support of Rushdie and as a gesture of solidarity against censorship, authors Hari Kunzru and Amitava Kumar read extracts from he Satanic Verses at the festival. Rushdie has always had strong support from other writers, but at the same time, there have been a small number of organizations and individuals who have disassociated with him, and the Jaipur Literary Festival was one of those organizations that felt it Salman.
A Split Subject needed to maintain distance; following the reading by Kunzru and Kumar, the festival organizers issue a press release stating: It has come to their attention that certain delegates acted in a manner during their sessions today which were without the prior knowledge or consent of the organizers.
Any views expressed or actions taken by these delegates are in no manner endorsed by the Jaipur Literature Festival. Reviewers have commented on the length of Joseph Anton which, at pages, is vast. Such features make this text something more than a recollection of events; they enable an analysis of postcolonial subjectivity from an author whose role as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University brought him closer to literary academia.
Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. Even here, the author evades the position of sovereign, uniied self that characterizes the traditional autobiographical subject, as his name is constructed from the names of two two very literary people, and it further divides Rushdie from his cultural or racial heritage — a police requirement to prevent his detection. De Man asks whether sometimes, it might be impossible to discern fact from iction: For Rushdie, the problem with self-representation is that he has been forcibly difused into society to the extent that he has lost all sense of a coherent selhood: For Rushdie, this kind of defacement is adopted as a strategy: And his sense of doubleness is not all down to the fatwa; Rushdie describes how the condition of migrancy remained a formidable force in his life throughout: And crucially, the memoir ends with an assertion of stability accompanied by the downgrading of his threat status, or, the reassurance that his life is no longer considered to be in imminent danger: Mr Joseph Anton, international publisher of American origin, passed away unmourned on the day that Salman Rushdie, novelist of Indian origin, surfaced from his long underground years and took up part-time residence in Pembridge Mews, Notting Hill.
Rushdie says: Art helps us to break out of this prison-house by subverting conventional sign-systems and forcing us to focus our attention on signs themselves rather than taking them for granted. It is through this process that Salman. Farah embodies the multivalent, in a postcolonial sense, too: Nevertheless, a fragmentary location has been used as a basis for art to subvert and translate. If imperfect translation is more interesting to translation theory than perfect translation, then the unilingual ideal future promised by Pentecost may not be so ideal, ater all.
It is the imperfections of translation and the eforts to produce the translation — rather than its lawless completion — which make the theory so rich and fascinating. As Derrida writes, it is the translator who complicates the text: As Barbara Johnson explains, In the original language, it is as though the pharmakon is the medium that exists prior to division.
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Grewal, Inderpal, Home and Harem: Leicester University Press, He is also a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. The title refers to a disputed Muslim tradition that is related in the book.
According to this tradition, Muhammad Mahound in the book added verses Ayah to the Qur'an accepting three goddesses who used to be worshipped in Mecca as divine beings. According to the legend, Muhammad later revoked the verses, saying the devil tempted him to utter these lines to appease the Meccans hence the "Satanic" verses. However, the narrator reveals to the reader that these disputed verses were actually from the mouth of the Archangel Gabriel.
In response to the protests, on 22 January Rushdie published a column in The Observer that called Muhammad "one of the great geniuses of world history," but noted that Islamic doctrine holds Muhammad to be human, and in no way perfect. He held that the novel is not "an anti-religious novel. It is, however, an attempt to write about migration, its stresses and transformations. Chapter IV of the book depicts the character of an Imam in exile who returns to incite revolt from the people of his country with no regard for their safety.
A bounty was offered for Rushdie's death,  and he was thus forced to live under police protection for several years. It's not true that this book is a blasphemy against Islam. I doubt very much that Khomeini or anyone else in Iran has read the book or more than selected extracts out of context.
When we played Wembley, Salman showed up in person and the stadium erupted. You [could] tell from [drummer] Larry Mullen, Jr. Salman was a regular visitor after that. He had a backstage pass and he used it as often as possible.
For a man who was supposed to be in hiding, it was remarkably easy to see him around the place. He said, "It's reached the point where it's a piece of rhetoric rather than a real threat. Rushdie himself has been prevented from entering Pakistan, however.
Evans claimed that Rushdie tried to profit financially from the fatwa and was suicidal, but Rushdie dismissed the book as a "bunch of lies" and took legal action against Evans, his co-author and their publisher.
Joseph Anton was Rushdie's secret alias. Chidambaram acknowledged that banning The Satanic Verses was wrong. Yet more money was added to the bounty in February A previously unknown Lebanese group, the Organization of the Mujahidin of Islam, said he died preparing an attack "on the apostate Rushdie".
The first martyr to die on a mission to kill Salman Rushdie. I am sure there are millions of Muslims who are ready to give their lives to defend our prophet's honour and we have to be ready to do anything for that.
The film was popular with Pakistani audiences, and it "presents Rushdie as a Rambo -like figure pursued by four Pakistani guerrillas".
Two months later, however, Rushdie himself wrote to the board, saying that while he thought the film "a distorted, incompetent piece of trash", he would not sue if it were released. He later said, "If that film had been banned, it would have become the hottest video in town: everyone would have seen it". While the film was a great hit in Pakistan, it went virtually unnoticed elsewhere. Police contended that they were afraid Rushdie would read from the banned The Satanic Verses, and that the threat was real, considering imminent protests by Muslim organizations.
The four were urged to leave by organizers as there was a real possibility they would be arrested. A proposed video link session between Rushdie and the Jaipur Literature Festival was also cancelled at the last minute  after the government pressured the festival to stop it. After the attack, Al-Qaeda called for more killings. He said, "I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity But the fact that you dislike them has nothing to do with their right to speak.
The fact you dislike them certainly doesn't in any way excuse their murder". He remarked, "I am thrilled and humbled to receive this great honour, and am very grateful that my work has been recognised in this way. Parliamentarians of several of these countries condemned the action, and Iran and Pakistan called in their British envoys to protest formally. Mass demonstrations against Rushdie's knighthood took place in Pakistan and Malaysia.
Several called publicly for his death. Some non-Muslims expressed disappointment at Rushdie's knighthood, claiming that the writer did not merit such an honour and there were several other writers who deserved the knighthood more than Rushdie.
The Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is quoted as saying in an audio recording that UK's award for Kashmiri-born Rushdie was "an insult to Islam", and it was planning "a very precise response. In a interview with PBS , Rushdie called himself a "hardline atheist".
I do not believe in supernatural entities, whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim or Hindu. However, Rushdie later said that he was only "pretending". Rushdie advocates the application of higher criticism , pioneered during the late 19th century.
Rushdie called for a reform in Islam  in a guest opinion piece printed in The Washington Post and The Times in mid-August What is needed is a move beyond tradition, nothing less than a reform movement to bring the core concepts of Islam into the modern age, a Muslim Reformation to combat not only the jihadist ideologues but also the dusty, stifling seminaries of the traditionalists, throwing open the windows to let in much-needed fresh air.
Rushdie is a critic of cultural relativism. He favours calling things by their true names and constantly argues about what is wrong and what is right. In an interview with Point of Inquiry in  he described his view as follows: We need all of us, whatever our background, to constantly examine the stories inside which and with which we live.
We all live in stories, so called grand narratives. Nation is a story. Family is a story. Religion is a story. Community is a story. We all live within and with these narratives.