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Salman Rushdie

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Salman Rushdie.

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]

Favourite track: Call Of The Valley by Shivkumar Sharma
Book: Arabian Nights (1000 and One Nights)
Luxury: Unlisted radio telephone

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40 minutes

Music Played

  • Mera Joota Hai Japani

  • Heartbreak Hotel

  • Country Joe and the Fish

    I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die Rag

    • I Feel Like I'M Fixing To Die.
    • Fontana.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Improvisation On The Theme Music From Patherpanchi

    • Improvisations & Theme From Pather Panchali.
    • HMV.
  • Georges Bizet

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

    Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: The Orchestre Du Theatre National De L'Opera Conductor: Georges Pretre Orchestra: The Choeurs Rene Duclos

    • EMI.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Sympathy For The Devil

  • Noor Jehan

    Tum Aaye Ho Na

    • Faiz.
    • EMI.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Shivkumar Sharma

      Call Of The Valley

      • Shivkumar Sharma.
      • HMV.
  • Book Choice

    • The Arabian Nights (1001 Nights)

  • Luxury Choice

    • Unlisted radio telephone


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Salman Rushdie


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