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Salman Rushdie

1947 - Today

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British-American novelist and essayist of Indian descent. His work, combining magical realism with historical fiction, is primarily concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, with much of his fiction being set on the Indian subcontinent. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salman Rushdie has received more than 8,867,601 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Salman Rushdie is the 542nd most popular writer (up from 609th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from India (up from 57th in 2019) and the 9th 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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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Salman Rushdie ranks 542 out of 5,794Before him are Ivan Bunin, Luo Guanzhong, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Arthur Koestler, Bohumil Hrabal, and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. After him are Al-Maʿarri, A. J. Cronin, Frantz Fanon, Appius Claudius Caecus, William of Rubruck, and Georg Trakl.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1947, Salman Rushdie ranks 26Before him are Robert Kiyosaki, Shirin Ebadi, Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, Farrah Fawcett, and Paco de Lucía. After him are Glenn Close, Gigliola Cinquetti, Herman Van Rompuy, France Gall, Sam Neill, and Josep Borrell.

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In India

Among people born in India, Salman Rushdie ranks 48 out of 1,227Before him are Valmiki (-80), Julie Christie (1940), Sariputta (-568), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Sita (null), and Ghalib (1797). After him are Augustus De Morgan (1806), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Tipu Sultan (1750), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Narendra Modi (1950), and Zubin Mehta (1936).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Salman Rushdie ranks 9Before him are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Kālidāsa (400), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), and Ghalib (1797). After him are Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), Meera (1498), Tukaram (1608), Deepak Chopra (1946), and Ahmed Deedat (1918).

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