The Satanic Verses

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ISBN: 9781409058854
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Number of pages: 560
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Satanic Verses in PDF and EPUB Just before dawn one winter’s morning, a hijacked aeroplane blows apart high above the English Channel and two figures tumble, clutched in an embrace, towards the sea: Gibreel Farishta, India’s legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices. Washed up, alive, on an English beach, their survival is a miracle. But there is a price to pay. Gibreel and Saladin have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil. But chosen by whom? And which is which? And what will be the outcome of their final confrontation?


The Satanic Verses

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ISBN: 9780307786654
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Number of pages: 576
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Satanic Verses in PDF and EPUB One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.


The Satanic Verses

Filename: the-satanic-verses.pdf
ISBN: 9780307786654
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Number of pages: 576
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Satanic Verses in PDF and EPUB One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.


Salman Rushdie

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ISBN: 1840462531
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 190
Author: David Smale
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Salman Rushdie in PDF and EPUB The books in this series are designed for students of literature who want to explore the ever-increasing body of literary criticism relating to the authors and texts studied most frequently on university courses.


Before Orthodoxy

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ISBN: 9780674047426
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Number of pages: 352
Author: Shahab Ahmed
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Before Orthodoxy in PDF and EPUB A controversial episode in the life of the Prophet Muhammad concerns an incident in which he allegedly mistook words suggested by Satan as divine revelation. Muslims now universally deny that the Satanic verses incident took place. But Muslims did not always hold this view. Shahab Ahmed uses this case to explore how religions establish truth.


The Rushdie Affair

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ISBN: 1412838819
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 303
Author: Daniel Pipes
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Download and read online The Rushdie Affair in PDF and EPUB The publication in 1988 of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses triggered a furor that pitted much of the Islamic world against the West over issues of blasphemy and freedom of expression. The controversy soon took on the aspect of a confrontation of civilizations, provoking powerful emotions on a global level. It involved censorship, protests, riots, a break in diplomatic relations, culminating in the notorious Iranian edict calling for the death of the novelist. In The Rushdie Affair, Daniel Pipes explains why the publication of The Satanic Verses became a cataclysmic event with far-reaching political and social consequences. Pipes looks at the Rushdie affair in both its political and cultural aspects and shows in considerable detail what the fundamentalists perceived as so offensive in The Satanic Verses as against what Rushdie's novel actually said. Pipes explains how the book created a new crisis between Iran and the West at the time--disrupting international diplomacy, billions of dollars in trade, and prospects for the release of Western hostages in Lebanon. Pipes maps out the long-term implications of the crisis. If the Ayatollah so easily intimidated the West, can others do the same? Can millions of fundamentalist Muslims now living in the United States and Europe possibly be assimilated into a culture so alien to them? Insightful and brilliantly written, this volume provides a full understanding of one of the most significant events in recent years. Koenraad Elst's postscript reviews the enduring impact of the Rushdie affair. "The Rushdie Affair is a lucid, balanced often startling and ultimately convincing analysis....scrupulously fair, respectful of Islam yet unintimidated by the flood of threats and invective."--Mark Caldwell, Philadelphia Inquirer "[A] work of impeccable scholarship.Pipes offers a number of conclusions that merit attention at all levels."--Amir Tahiri, Los Angeles Times Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist for the New York Post and the Jerusalem Post. Among his books are The Long Shadow: Culture and Politics in the Middle East, In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power (both published by Transaction), Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition, and Friendly Tyrants: An American Dilemma. Koenraad Elst is a Belgium-based writer on comparative religion, Indian history, and Hindu-Muslim relations. "Very highly recommended for anyone seeking a better understanding of contemporary Islam in general, and this defining controversy in particular."--Wisconsin Bookwatch


How Rushdie fooled the West

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105073041316
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 25
Author: Ahmed Deedat
Publisher:

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A Brief History of Blasphemy

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ISBN: UOM:39015019824328
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 152
Author: Richard Webster
Publisher:

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The Satanic Verses Or a Satanic Novel

Filename: the-satanic-verses-or-a-satanic-novel.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015063163417
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 34
Author: Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui
Publisher:

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A Study Guide for Salman Rushdie s The Satanic Verses

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ISBN: 9781410357267
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Number of pages: 28
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Download and read online A Study Guide for Salman Rushdie s The Satanic Verses in PDF and EPUB A Study Guide for Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


The satanic verses was it worth all the fuss

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105002389075
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 144
Author: Akbar Ali Malik
Publisher:

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From Fatwa to Jihad

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ISBN: 9780857899132
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Number of pages: 300
Author: Kenan Malik
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

Download and read online From Fatwa to Jihad in PDF and EPUB Almost thirty years ago, the image of burning copies of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses held aloft by thousand-strong mobs of protesters became an internationally familiar symbol of anger and offence. In From Fatwa to Jihad, Kenan Malik reveals how the Rushdie affair transformed the debate worldwide on multiculturalism, tolerance and free speech, helped fuel the rise of radical Islam and pointed the way to the horrors of 9/11 and 7/7. In this new edition, Malik examines the rise of home-grown jihadis, the threat of IS-inspired terrorism in Europe and how the West has failed to learn the lessons of the past.


Joseph Anton

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ISBN: 9781448155606
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Number of pages: 656
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Joseph Anton in PDF and EPUB From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize in 1993, comes an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down. On Valentine’s Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This is his own account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade; at once intimate and explosive, this is the personal tale behind the international story. How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back? For over a decade, Salman Rushdie dwelt in a world of secrecy and disguise, a world of security guards and armoured cars, of aliases and code names. In Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the remarkable story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize


The Satanic Verses

Filename: the-satanic-verses.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015038895879
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Number of pages: 546
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking

Download and read online The Satanic Verses in PDF and EPUB Gibreel Farishta, India's legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, fall earthward from a bombed jet toward the sea, singing rival verses in an eternal wrestling match between good and evil