Subseries 5.2
Legal papers, 1976-2004
Boxes 143-146

Scope and Content Note

Unrestricted legal papers consist of several court proceedings in which Rushdie was involved, many concerning the sale and distribution of his novel The Satanic Verses after the fatwa was issued.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.

Restrictions on Access

All legal records except court proceedings are closed to researchers.

Unrestricted material
Box Folder Content
143 1 Court proceedings: Eve Durrell v. Barbara Robson and Associated Newspapers Limited, affidavit by Salman Rushdie, 1991
143 2 Court proceedings: Indira Gandhi v. Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Cape Limited, Pan Books Limited, 1984
143 3 Court proceedings: Kaveh L. Afrasiabi v. Harvard University, Center for Middle East Studies, Roy P. Mottahedeh, and William A. Graham, 1998 [includes motion to depose Salman Rushdie]
143 4 Court proceedings: Mohammed Fayyaz v. The British Board of Classification, appeal, 1990 [regarding film International Guerillas and its portrayal of Salman Rushdie]
143 5 Court proceedings: Salman Rushdie v. British Airways PLC, 1995
143 6 Court proceedings: Salman Rushdie v. Playboy, 2000
143 7 Court proceedings: Salman Rushdie v. La Société 1633, 2000
143 8 Court proceedings: Salman Rushdie v. The State of Himachal Pradesh, 1992-1997 [regarding the Rushdie family estate, Anis Villa, in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India]
143 9 Court proceedings: Salman Rushdie and La Société Christian Bourgois Editeur v. La Société Passages, 1990
143 10 Court proceedings: The Queen v. Bow Street Magistrates Court ex parte A.M. Choudhury, 1989-1990 [application by Choudhury for judicial review against Salman Rushdie and Viking Penguin concerning The Satanic Verses] [1 of 3]
143 11 Court proceedings: The Queen v. Bow Street Magistrates Court ex parte A.M. Choudhury, 1989-1990 [2 of 3]
143 12 Court proceedings: The Queen v. Bow Street Magistrates Court ex parte A.M. Choudhury, 1989-1990 [3 of 3]
143 13 Court proceedings: The Queen v. Horseferry Road Justices, 1989, [excerpts of application by Sayed Medhi Siadatan for judicial review, regarding Penguin Books Limited and distribution of The Satanic Verses] and The Queen v. Richmond Magistrates' Court, 1989, [excerpts of application by Richard White for leave to apply for judicial review] The Satanic Verses] and The Queen v. Richmond Magistrates' Court, 1989, [excerpts of application by Richard White for leave to apply for judicial review]
Restricted material
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145 - Restricted
146 - Restricted
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