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Salman Rushdie

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (; born 19 June 1947) is an Indian-born British-American novelist. His work often combines magic realism with historical fiction and primarily deals with connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, typically set on the Indian subcontinent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salman Rushdie has received more than 15,333,759 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Salman Rushdie is the 457th most popular writer (up from 542nd in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from India (down from 48th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Indian Writer.

Salman Rushdie is most famous for his controversial novel The Satanic Verses. The book was condemned by the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Rushdie was forced into hiding.

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  • 91

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Salman Rushdie ranks 457 out of 5,755Before him are Richard Bach, Thomas Paine, John Galsworthy, Ilya Ehrenburg, Athenaeus, and Anaïs Nin. After him are Frances Hodgson Burnett, William of Rubruck, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, and Vasily Grossman.

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Among people born in 1947, Salman Rushdie ranks 25Before him are Takeshi Kitano, Paul Auster, Tom Clancy, Carlos Santana, Glenn Close, and Iggy Pop. After him are Shirin Ebadi, Paco de Lucía, Robert Kiyosaki, Sam Neill, Dick Advocaat, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi.

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In India

Among people born in India, Salman Rushdie ranks 52 out of 1,493Before him are Meera (1498), Amir Khusrow (1253), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Harsha (590), Tipu Sultan (1750), and Augustus De Morgan (1806). After him are Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Zubin Mehta (1936), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Savitribai Phule (1831), and Salman Khan (1965).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Salman Rushdie ranks 8Before him are Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Kālidāsa (400), Valmiki (-80), Tulsidas (1532), and Meera (1498). After him are William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Savitribai Phule (1831), Premchand (1880), Ghalib (1797), Vātsyāyana (300), and Tukaram (1608).

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