Utrecht Religie Forum

Salman Rushdie

Of Divine Absence

In sixteenth century India, the Mughal Emperor Jalal al-Din Akbar (1542-1605) formulated a religious movement known as ‘Divine Religion’ (din-i ilahi). This movement consolidated different elements of the religions practiced in his empire. In this blog, I revisit the novel The Enchantress of Florence (2008) by Salman Rushdie, the renowned novelist and Booker prize winner,…

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