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In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, one thousand and one children are born — each of whom, though forced to struggle through hardships faced by citizens of a newly independent country, is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight's Children focuses on the fates of two of these children — the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family — who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the two boys at birth.

An allegory of modern India, Midnight's Children is a family saga set against the volatile events in the thirty years following the country's independence — the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale of both fragmentation and the struggle for identity that links personal life with national history.

About the Author

Salman Rushdie was born in 1947 and has lived in England since 1961. He is the author of six novels: Grimus, Midnights Children, which won the Booker Prize in 1981 and the James Tait Black Prize, Shame, winner of the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, The Satanic Verses, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, which won the Writers Guild Award and The Moors Last Sigh which won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. He has also published a collection of short stories East, West, a book of reportage The Jaguar Smile, a volume of essays Imaginary Homelands and a work of film criticism The Wizard of Oz. His most recent novel is The Ground Beneath Her Feet, which was published in 1999.

Salman Rushdie was awarded Germanys Author of the Year Award for his novel The Satanic Verses in 1989. In 1993, Midnights Children was voted the ‘Booker of Bookers, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In the same year, he was awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is also Honorary Professor in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His books have been published in more than two dozen languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812969030
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Modern Library
Adapted by:
Supple, Tim
Adapted by:
Reade, Simon
Adapted:
Reade, Simon
Adapted:
Supple, Tim
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Poor children
Subject:
Infants switched at birth.
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Series Volume:
no. 85
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.08x5.14x.47 in. .38 lbs.

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