Midnight s Children

  • Filename: midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: 9780099554035
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 647
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher: Random House



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

Midnight s Children

  • Filename: midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: 0307744116
  • Release Date: 2010-08-26
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher: Random House



Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Winner of the Booker of Bookers Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

  • Filename: salman-rushdie-s-midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: 0812969030
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 126
  • Author: Simon Reade
  • Publisher:



The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course.

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

  • Filename: salman-rushdie-s-midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: 082641575X
  • Release Date: 2004-09-07
  • Number of pages: 101
  • Author: Norbert Schurer
  • Publisher: A&C Black



The aim of this series is to provide accessible and informative introductions to the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years.

Self Nation Text in Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

  • Filename: self-nation-text-in-salman-rushdie-s-midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: 0773526218
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Neil Ten Kortenaar
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP



Many non-Indian readers find the historical and cultural references in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children demanding. In his close reading of the novel, Neil ten Kortenaar offers post-colonial literary strategies for understanding Midnight's Children that also challenge some of the prevailing interpretations of the novel. Using hybridity, mimicry, national allegory, and cosmopolitanism, all key critical concepts of postcolonial theory, ten Kortenaar reads Midnight's Children as an allegory of history, as a Bildungsroman and psychological study of a burgeoning national consciousness, and as a representation of the nation. He shows that the hybridity of Rushdie's fictional India is not created by different elements forming a whole but by the relationship among them. Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children also makes an original argument about how nation-states are imagined and how national consciousness is formed in the citizen. The protagonist, Saleem Sinai, heroically identifies himself with the state, but this identification is beaten out of him until, in the end, he sees himself as the Common Man at the mercy of the state. Ten Kortenaar reveals Rushdie's India to be more self-conscious than many communal identities based on language: it is an India haunted by a dark twin called Pakistan; a nation in the way England is a nation but imagined against England. Mistrusting the openness of Tagore's Hindu India, it is both cosmopolitan and a specific subjective location.

Rushdie s midnight s children

  • Filename: rushdie-s-midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015042482185
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: Meenakshi Mukherjee
  • Publisher:



This Volume Brings Together Ten Essays On Midnight'S Children (1980) And An Interview With Salman Rushdie That Discuss This Seminal Novel From Different Perspectives. Rushdie'S Innovative Use Of History And Memory, His Experiments With Language And Narrative Mode, The Novel'S Status As The Paradigmatic Postcolonial Text, Its Inter-Textuality And Self0Reflevivity, The Influences On The Novel As Well As Its Influence On Subsequent Novels, The Author'S Relationship With India As An Insider-Outsider Are Some Of The Many Issues Explored By The Critics.

The screenplay of Midnight s children

  • Filename: the-screenplay-of-midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105020299132
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher:



In 1993, Salman Rushdie's novel MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN was declared the 'Booker of Bookers', the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. The BBC began the process of adapting it for television. After three years had passed, two producers and two directors had come and gone, and the first scriptwriter's attempts had been set aside, Salman Rushdie agreed to adapt his own work. The result has been hailed as one of the most brilliant adaptations in television history. Within months of the screenplay's completion, the project was ready to start filming on location in Sri Lanka. Then, just weeks before principal photography was to begin, the Sri Lankan authorities abruptly changed their minds and withdrew permission to film, without giving any reasons. In his enthralling introduction, Rushdie describes the evolution of the screenplay, and the project's political defeat. As for the screenplay itself, it cries out to be filmed. Perhaps one day it will be.

On the Fringes of Schizophrenia

  • Filename: on-the-fringes-of-schizophrenia.
  • ISBN: OCLC:328935963
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 116
  • Author: Kerri Castro
  • Publisher:



This thesis examines the multivalent use of schizophrenia as a literary trope in Salman Rushdie' s Midnights Children in two ways: through descriptions of character embodiment and psychology and through the paradoxical relationship between magical realism and magical thinking. Rushdie's exterior illustrations and interior representations of schizophrenia are explored using theories of embodiment and disability typologies of representation in showing the prevalence and purpose (as well as the unintended effects) of representations of schizophrenia in this text. Key words: schizophrenia embodiment magical realism magical thinking unintended effects disability typologies

Tom s Midnight Garden

  • Filename: tom-s-midnight-garden.
  • ISBN: 9780192758033
  • Release Date: 2011-10-20
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Philippa Pearce
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children



When Tom is sent to his aunt's house for the summer he resigns himself to weeks of boredom. Lying awake one night he listens to the grandfather clock in the hall strike every hour. Eleven . . . Twelve . . . Thirteen. Thirteen! Tom rushes down the stairs and opens the back door. There, awaiting him, is a beautiful garden. A garden that shouldn't exist. And there are children in the garden too - are they ghosts? Or is it Tom who is really the ghost . . .

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