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6 months after being stabbed, Rushdie releases new book

6 months after being stabbed, Rushdie releases new book

London: The Booker Prize laureate Salman Rushdie publishes his new novel "Victory City" six months after being stabbed nearly to death, Agence France-Presse reported.

The new novel is said to be an epic tale set in the 14th century' about a woman who breaches the patriarchal society to rule a city. The novel is purported to be a translation of a historical work written in Sanskrit.

Its story goes through the tale of a young orphan girl Pampa Kampana who was blessed by a goddess with magical powers. She finds a city in modern India, Bisnaga. The book was written before Rushdie faced the Knife attack.

Seventy-five-year-old Rushdie will not be in the front promoting the book, while his agent Andrew Wylie has told the Guardian that the writer is progressing in his recovery.

The only Booker laureate who won the Booker of Bookers, Rushdie, was attacked at a conference in Chautauqua in upstate New York, near Lake Erie, on August 12.

Rushdie had spent years in hiding after ran's first supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a killing order for allegedly blasphemous work by Rushdie, "The Satanic Verses".

The man, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Lebanon origins, who had attacked Rushdie was arrested shortly after. However, he had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Rushdie had lost sight of one eye and used one hand after the attack. When the attack shocked the West, extremists in Muslim countries like Iran and Pakistan welcomed the same.

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