'Satanic Verses' author Salman Rushdie on a ventilator following attack, suspect named

Ahmed Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay on 19 June 1947 during the British Raj, into an Indian Kashmiri Muslim family. 

Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born British writer whose allegorical novels examine historical and philosophical issues.

He is known for his novels, including Midnight's Children, Shame, and The Satanic Verses

Rushdie is an
Indian-born, British Booker prize-winning author.

He has written 14 novels, but is best known for his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses.

In 2007, Rushdie was knighted for his services to literature. 

He has been living in the US since 2000.

His novel Shalimar, the Clown was published in the year 2005. 

It takes the theme of transnationalism and transgression.

It debates the issue of terrorism, strategies of new imperialists like U.S. and the issue of present day Kashmir in India.

He is known for his novels, including Midnight's Children, Shame, and The Satanic Verses

"Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged." 

New York state police identified his attacker as Hadi Matar, 24, from New Jersey.

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