Rushdie’s ‘Joseph Anton’

Released on 18SEP12, Salman Rushdie’s memoir, Joseph Anton, is still on the shelves in India without any perceivable controversy. As any follower of Rushdie knows, Joseph Anton, was Rushdie’s pseudonym created by combining two of his literary heroes: Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. Aptly named, the book details the 9 years spent in hiding starting from Valentine’s Day 1989, when Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issued a death fatwa against him for allegedly insulting Islam in his novel “The Satanic Verses.”

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