Category : satanic verses
Twenty five years under the fatwaKhomeini's 1989 death sentence on Salman Rushdie still casts a shadow over free speech, says Padraig Reidy
Should religious or cultural sensibilities ever limit free expression?From the Magazine: Writer and broadcaster Kenan Malik and art historian and educator Nada Shabout on one of the art world's most contentious debates
Religion and free speech: it’s complicatedFor centuries, free speech and religion have been cast as opponents. Index looks at the complicated relationship between religion and free speech
What reception will India give new Rusdhie film?The film of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children is set to be released on 1 February. If the team behind the movie adaptation is at all nervous about screening the film they have good reason. Rushdie, who wrote the screenplay, and has been the literary face for freedom of expression for years, has a tumultuous history of censorship […]
We need to talk about IslamFearing extremists reacting violently to the publication of books deemed to be offensive to Islam, many publishers have thought twice about what they release about the religion. Alom Shaha says it's time to discuss faith properly
India: How to silence a nationLegal proceedings have been filed against the four authors that read aloud from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic verses.
Salil Tripathi explains how outdated Colonial-era legislation is being used to curtail free expression.
Writers take a stand against Rushdie banAs the noise surrounding Salman Rushdie's withdrawal from the Jaipur Literary Festival rumbles on, India's writers take a stand against the ban on The Satanic Verses. Salil Tripathi reports
Salman Rushdie pulls out of Indian literary festival amid assassination fearsAuthor Salman Rushdie has been forced out of the Jaipur Literary Festival, after receiving information suggesting hit-men had been ordered to assassinate him. Muslim leaders had been calling for Indian-born Rushdie to be banned from the festival. Rushdie’s 1988 novel, The Satanic Verses, which is inspired by the life of Muhammed, was perceived by Muslims to be […]
India must choose to defend free speechAs religious figureheads call to ban Salman Rushdie from a prestigious literature festival in India, Salil Tripathi reports on the country's "sepulchral silence"
UPDATE: Salman Rushdie pulls out of Indian festival amid assassination fears