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  • 1. The Controversial Writing of Salman Rushdie
    By: Sakina Huffman
  • 2. Salman Rushdie (1947-present)
    Born in Bombay India on June 19th .
    Writes fiction books based on history
    Is know for one of the most controversial books.
    Was sentenced to death by the leader of Iran
  • 3. Grimus
    Published in 1975
    Pre- and post modernist writing style
    A fantasy book
    Was ignored by critics and the reading public
  • 4. Midnight’s Children
    Published in 1981.
    Outlined events in India’s history.
    Starts controversy because of the unflattering way the story is told.
    Wins many awards including “The Booker Prize for Fiction”.
  • 5. Shame
    Published in 1983
    Controversy with Pakistan over the shame and shamelessness of their lifestyle.
    Wins the Prix du MeilleurLivreEntranger (Best Foreign Book)
  • 6. The Satanic Verses
    Published in 1988
    One of Rushdie’s most controversial books.
    Inspired by the life of Muhammad
    Muslims called the book blasphemous
    Rushdie sentenced to death by spiritual leader of Iran
  • 7. Latest Novels
    Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990).
    The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995).
    The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999).
    None as controversial as “The Satanic Verses”
    Fiction based on actual events
    Fiction novels that pull the reader into the story.
  • 8. To Sum it up
    Salmon Rushdie was controversial.
    He has written many fiction novels based on true history.
    The Muslims want him dead.
    He has world recognition.