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Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

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First broadcast: Sun 18 Sep 1988

Novelist

This week's castaway on Desert Island Discs is one of the most prominent novelists in the English language today. Author of the prize-winning novel Midnight's Children and weaver of magic yarns which embody myth, memory and politics, he is the Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about the forces which have influenced his life and work.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Mukesh

1.

Mukesh

Mera Joota Hai Japani

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Country Joe and the Fish

3.

Country Joe and the Fish

I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die Rag

Performer: Country Joe and the Fish

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Ravi Shankar

4.

Ravi Shankar

Improvisation On The Theme Music From Patherpanchi

Performer: Ravi Shankar

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Georges Bizet

5.

Georges Bizet

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (from Carmen)

Composer: Georges Bizet

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Noor Jehan

7.

Noor Jehan

Tum Aaye Ho Na

Performer: Noor Jehan

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Shivkumar Sharma

8.

Castaway's favourite

Shivkumar Sharma

Call Of The Valley

Performer: Shivkumar Sharma

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Book

The Arabian Nights (1001 Nights) by

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Luxury item

Unlisted radio telephone

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Occupations

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