Rushdie’s ascent in his artistic profession was a steady achievement. His first anecdotal story, “Over the Rainbow,” was composed at ten years old. From 1969 to 1980, Rushdie was living off flimsy employments differing from acting to promoting, yet in 1980 his fortunes changed with the distribution of Midnight’s Children (Ahmad 1319). In 1981, it won the Booker McConnell Prize for fiction.
The most prestigious honor in England, and in 1993, it won the Booker of Bookers’, the prize given to the work accepted to be the best Booker beneficiary of the past a quarter century (Holcombe). Despite the fact that Midnight’s Children brought Rushdie scholarly consideration, it was the Satanic Verses that brought him overall distinction (Ahmad 1320).
The Satanic Verses was an exceptionally dubious novel that had numerous rivals since it was found to neglect the convictions of the Islamic culture. “The Satanic Verses (1988) got to be distinctly celebrated for the foes it made him” (Ahmad 1320). The anecdotal book shocked dedicated Muslims in light of its ill bred references to the religion, Islam. Ayatollah Khomeini, a Muslim religious pioneer, issued a fatwa against Rushdie in 1989.
He and different radicals set forth a large number of dollars to have Rushdie murdered, and Rushdie was soon constrained into concealing (“Salman Rushdie,” DISCovering Biography). Following seven years Rushdie emerged out of stowing away and on September 25, 1998, the Iranian government lifted the fatwa, despite the fact that specific fundamentalist gatherings asserted that the fatwa couldn’t be lifted.