Author Salman Rushdie turns 75 today

Born on June 19, 1947, in Mumbai, India, Salman Rushdie is a renowned Indian-born author who is popular for his various novels. His works amalgamate the Eastern and Western cultures through fantastic characters, dark humour and historical and philosophical themes.

On the other hand, he has been into a lot of controversy for his blunt comments on sensitive topics like religion and politics. The author has transported us to vibrant places across the globe with his rich imagination and lyrical prose.

Salman Rushide’s Midnight Children is one of the best works. The story is set in modern India where the fates of two children were connected who were born within the first hour of Independence from Great Britain.

The Satanic Verses, published in 1988, is the fourth novel of Salman Rushdie which was inspired by the life of the Islamic prophet Mohammed. The book is banned in India as many bodies had issues with it. The book is also banned in Bangladesh, Sudan and South Africa.

Rushdie’s works have brought life both on the pages and on the silver screen. The Booker-winning author has a writing style that captures the interest of a reader like anything. As the legendary author turns 75, we wish him many returns of the day!