British author Salman Rushdie has released a new novel six months after he was attacked with a knife.
As reported by Ukrinform, it is reported Yahoo News.
In the novel, which was called “Victory City”, the action takes place in the 14th century. It tells about a young orphan girl, Pampa Campana, who was endowed by the goddess with magical powers. Pampa founded the city known in modern India as Bisnaga, which translates as City of Victory. She challenges the patriarchal world to rule the city.
It is noted that the book was written even before the attack on the writer in the USA.
Rushdie, 75, will not be presenting his 15th novel in person due to ill health, although his agent Andrew Wylie said the “recovery process is ongoing”.
As you know, Salman Rushdie is a British writer of Indian origin. For his novel “The Satanic Verses”, the Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini, recognizing the book as blasphemous and apostate, called for the author’s execution, after which Great Britain and Iran broke off diplomatic relations for several years, and Rushdie was forced to hide for a long time.
In 2007, the awarding of Rushdie with the title of knight of the British Empire provoked a new explosion of indignation in the Islamic world.
In August 2022 a fan attacked Rushdie with a knife during his speech at a literary event in the United States. As a result, the writer can’t see out of one eye, one arm doesn’t work.
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