Twenty four years after he shot off an open letter to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi criticising the ban on The Satanic Verses,India-born author Salman Rushdie now admits that his reaction was “arrogant”,”angry” and “cheek”. Rushdie,65,in his 633-page memoir titled,Joseph Anton,that hit the stands on Tuesday,admits his open letter to the then Prime Minister was arrogant: This was…not how novelists were supposed to behave: scolding a prime minister. This was…arrogant. This was cheek, he wrote.
Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published: September 20, 2012 3:46 am