Salman Rushdie  

Book Launch

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An evening with Salman Rushdie: launch and celebration of his new novel “Shalimar the Clown”

The Indo-American Arts Council Inc,

Asia Society and Random House

are delighted to invite you to celebrate the publication of

Salman Rushdie's new novel

Shalimar The Clown

Friday, September 16th at 7:00 pm


Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10002.

Please join us for music; a book sale & signing; food and wine.

RSVP: or 212/529-2347

“Vintage Rushdie, in a sprawling story ripped from today’s—and, undoubtedly, tomorrow’s—

headlines. . . . A presumably political assassination that’s in fact deeply ‘personal,’

the separate histories of the disputed territories of Strasbourg and Kashmir, and the

classical Indian epic Ramayana are all ingeniously conflated and reimagined

in Rushdie’s dazzling ninth novel. . . . Unforgettably dramatized, in

a magical-realist masterpiece that equals, and arguably surpasses,

the achievements of Midnight's Children, Shame and

The Moor's Last Sigh.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Indo-American Arts Council is a not-for-profit arts organization passionately dedicated to showcasing Indian artists in performing, visual and literary arts in North America. We are delighted to celebrate the publication of Salman Rushdie’s SHALIMAR THE CLOWN. Salman has been a long time supporter, friend and member of the IAAC Board of Advisors. We honoured him at our Annual IAAC Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, November 2005, for his wonderful continued support of the IAAC, as well as his superb contribution to Indian and world literature. For information on the IAAC, please visit .

The IAAC would like to thank the following for their support in presenting this party:
Suphala, Anjali Maniam, Amma Restaurant, Bilimoria Wines, Krait Beer, Asia Society, Random House, Incredible India.


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