Midnight's Children (1982)

Midnight's Children (1982)

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Salman Rushdie
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Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.

First published in 1981, this is one of the all-time classic Salman Rushdie novels. It portrays India's transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of India. It is considered an incredible example of postcolonial, postmodern, and magical realist literature.

Midnight's Children won both the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981. It was awarded the "Booker of Bookers" Prize and the best all-time prize winners in 1993 and 2008 to celebrate the Booker Prize 25th and 40th anniversary.

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