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Salman Rushdie releases new novel six months after stabbing attack

Rushdie releases new novel six months after knife attack

Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, Victory City will be released on Tuesday.

Nearly six months after a man stabbed the author onstage during a lecture in New York state which was widely condemned as an attack on free expression.

Rushdie’s upcoming 15th book is a translation of a famous epic originally written in Sanskrit about the Vijayanagara Empire.

which also governed most of the southern end of the Indian subcontinent in the 14th century, will be published by Penguin Random House.

Rushdie has had writing difficulties and nightmares since his killing, according to an article published this week in the New Yorker magazine. 

During the interview, he called Hadi Matar, the man accused of attempting to assassinate him, an idiot.

Rushdie, who was born and raised in Bombay, now known as Mumbai, says that “All I’ve seen is his idiotic interview in the New York Post.”

“Only an idiot would do anything like that.”

according to his agent:

Salman Rushdie was attacked in August and had “deep” injuries.

Following an attack on stage during a literary event in western New York in August:

Salman Rushdie lost sight in one eye and use of a hand.

In an interview with the Spanish-language daily El Pais, Andrew Wylie claimed that 75-year-old author Salman Rushdie had a “brutal” attack that left him with “deep” wounds.

He has lost vision in one eye.

He has three significant injuries to his neck.

The nerves in his arm were severed, leaving him the use one hand.

He also has another 15 or so wounds in his chest and torso, according to Wylie.

The incident occurred 33 years after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called on Muslims to execute Rushdie for the publication of The Satanic Verses in a fatwa, or religious edict.

Some Muslims considered the book’s references to the Prophet Muhammad to be disrespectful.

Rushdie, who was raised in India by a Muslim family from Kashmir, spent nine years underground after Khomeini’s fatwa while being guarded by the British police.

“I’ve always thought that my books are more interesting than my life,” he said

“Unfortunately, the world appears to disagree.”

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