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Salman Rushdie assault renews netizens curiosity in ebook | Chennai Information – Instances of India

CHENNAI: The assault on writer Salman Rushdie in New York on Friday has led to renewed curiosity amongst India’s netizens on the writer’s controversial work Satanic Verses virtually three many years after its launch. Though the ebook is banned on the market in India, search site visitors regarding the ebook and the writer has spiked on search big Google.
The site visitors for the time period “Satanic Verses PDF” spiked beginning late at evening on Friday and continued to development strongly on Saturday and Sunday. A regional evaluation of the curiosity confirmed that the very best search site visitors got here from West Bengal, adopted by Bihar, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra on this order.
The award-winning writer’s identify additionally trended on India’s world vast internet, and was the second most-searched time period on Google in India on Friday, with over a million searches clocked.
Indians’ curiosity to know extra concerning the ebook was evident on the web. The site visitors for the time period “Satanic Verses” reached a peak at round 11:30 pm on Friday evening and remained excessive over Saturday, tapering on Sunday. The very best search curiosity for the ebook’s title got here from Mizoram, Nagaland, Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, on this order, an evaluation of regional developments confirmed.
The ebook is just not listed on on-line ebook shops in India because it was banned out there. However second-hand books on-line retailer Bookchor.com advised TOI that search site visitors on the ebook Satanic Verses have shot up, and the orders of different books by the writer are up by virtually 25% from the interval previous to the incident. “While we do not sell that book [Satanic Verses] as per law, there’s always been demand for that book amongst the readers. Since the incident, the queries for his books have increased even more,” a spokesperson stated.
Globally, the gross sales of the controversial ebook have skyrocketed. On Sunday afternoon, a glance by way of the bestsellers listing on Amazon’s worldwide (US) web site (which is up to date hourly primarily based on gross sales) confirmed that ‘The Satanic Verses’ was at the number one spot within the class of up to date literature and fiction , and quantity 11 on the general ebook bestsellers listing. Amazon India and Flipkart didn’t reply to TOI’s queries.



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