“In order to be born again, you must first die” Writes the author Salman Rushdie in his controversial novel The Satanic Verses, which has been subject to prohibitions, burnings, and even cost the author an order of persecution to death by the supreme leader of Iran in 1989.
Sales of this book, which alludes to themes such as racism, religion and humanity through the journey of two actors of Indian origin, have been on the rise once again. This due to the fact that Rushdie was attacked and stabbed in New York before a conference this past Friday, February 12.
Despite having received serious injuries, Rushdie survived and has even been removed from the artificial respirator to which he was connected in recent days.
Rushdie’s books have been criticized and have been at the center of protests worldwide.
However, the author has also been highly awarded and was even knighted by the British government in 2007.
The alleged perpetrator of the attack was quickly arrested, but has pleaded not guilty.
The trial is yet to unfold, and there may be a lack of information to clarify the facts. But if there is something clear, it is that what began in the 80s with a book is still developing to this day.