Sakina Huffman (Research PP)

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Sakina Huffman (Research PP)

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

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