from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rushdie, Salman Born 1947. Indian-born British writer forced into hiding when his novel The Satanic Verses (1988) led the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini to demand his execution. His other works include Midnight's Children (1981), which won the Booker Prize, and The Moor's Last Sigh (1995).

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  • n. British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)


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