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Going to Mumbai feels like going home: Rushdie

world Updated: Jun 26, 2011 20:35 IST

Booker Prize winner Indian-origin author Salman Rushdie says going to Mumbai feels like going home.

Having been living and writing a lot in New York, Rushdie was asked by The Observer, "where do you think of as home?" In reply, the booker prize-winner said, "I have different ideas of home, and I don't feel I have to choose between them. There will always be a sense that going to Bombay will feel like going home.

London is the place I have lived longer than anywhere else, and both my children are in London, and my sister.

And then I feel very at home in New York.

It's a good place to write, not least because people work incredibly hard there.

You feel like a loser if you are not grafting away."

Asked whether he would like to be married again, Rushdie who separated from his fourth wife, Padma Lakshmi a few years ago, said, "Well, I've not been married for four and a half years. And that's fine. People tell me I am this incurable romantic, but perhaps I am finally cured.

And I also think that my children may nail my feet to the floor if I tried to get married again."