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.

Midnight s Children

  • Filename: midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: 9781409028482
  • Release Date: 2010-09-07
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher: Random House



Born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special. For he is one of 1,001 children born in the midnight hour, children who all have special gifts, children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked. But there has been a terrible mix up at birth, and Saleem’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns. As he grows up amidst a whirlwind of triumphs and disasters, Saleem must learn the ominous consequences of his gift, for the course of his life is inseparably linked to that of his motherland, and his every act is mirrored and magnified in the events that shape the newborn nation of India. It is a great gift, and a terrible burden.

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.

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.

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.

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

  • Filename: salman-rushdie-s-midnight-s-children.
  • ISBN: 812690688X
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Reena Mitra
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist



Salman Rushdie S Midnight S Children, Ever Since Its Publication In 1980, Has Been Considered An Ingenious Piece Of Literary Art And A Trendsetter In The Field Of Indian Fiction In English. The Stupendous Success Of This Novel Broke All Previous Records And Rushdie Was Hailed As One Who Engendered A Whole New Generation Of Fiction Writers That Embraced Magical Realism As A Mode For The Depiction Of History. The Variant Mode Of The Portrayal Of Historical Reality That Rushdie Adopts In Midnight S Children Is Characteristically His Own And His Fantasizing Of Facts In This Novel Inspired A Host Of Other Writers To Offer, In Their Respective Works, Their Own Blends Of Fact And Fiction.Midnight S Children Is A Multi-Faceted Novel Which Lends Itself To Analysis From Various Angles And Perspectives. Be It From The Point Of View Of Structure Or Content, The Work Yields A Richness That Has Been Variously Explored By The Scholars Who Have Contributed To This Anthology Of Essays On It.

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.

Magical Realism

  • Filename: magical-realism.
  • ISBN: 0822316404
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 581
  • Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora
  • Publisher: Duke University Press



Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world. In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Günter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Abe Kobo, Gabriel García Márquez, and many others, magical realism is examined as a worldwide phenomenon. Presenting the first English translation of Franz Roh's 1925 essay in which the term magical realism was coined, as well as Alejo Carpentier's classic 1949 essay that introduced the concept of lo real maravilloso to the Americas, this anthology begins by tracing the foundations of magical realism from its origins in the art world to its current literary contexts. It offers a broad range of critical perspectives and theoretical approaches to this movement, as well as intensive analyses of various cultural traditions and individual texts from Eastern Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia, in addition to those from Latin America. In situating magical realism within the expanse of literary and cultural history, this collection describes a mode of writing that has been a catalyst in the development of new regional literatures and a revitalizing force for more established narrative traditions--writing particularly alive in postcolonial contexts and a major component of postmodernist fiction.

Myth and History in Contemporary Indian Novel in English

  • Filename: myth-and-history-in-contemporary-indian-novel-in-english.
  • ISBN: 8171569110
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: A. Sudhakar Rao
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist



Myth-History Combine Marks The Ruling Motive Of The Contemporary Indian Novel In English.In Amitav Ghosh S The Circle Of Reason, Reason Makes A Full Circle And Is Subjected To Subversion Towards The End With A Post-Modern Ambivalence.In The Great Indian Novel, Shashi Tharoor Is Given To Gigantism Of History And Makes Great Political Personages Parade On The Dice Game Of National Politics, As A Part Of Post-Colonial Discourse. Salman Rushdie S Midnight S Children Is An Enabling Text . The Text Synchronises The Individual History With National History Lending It A Universal Significance.The Texts Seek To Picture The Socio-Political Situation Of Post-Independence India With A Post-Modern Urgency.

Salman Rushdie

  • Filename: salman-rushdie.
  • ISBN: 8126906308
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Mohit Kumar Ray
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist



Salman Rushdie (1947 ) Has Emerged Over The Years As One Of The Most Controversial Figures Of Our Times Who Excites Contrary Feelings. But Whether Admired Or Criticized, The Fact Remains That Rushdie, With His Commitment To Struggle For Freedom Of Expression, For Speech To The Silenced, For Power To The Disempowered, Is A Writer Who Cannot Be Ignored.One Of The Major Preoccupations Of Rushdie S Art Is The Issue Of Migrant Identity. Many Of His Characters Are Migrants Drifting From Shore To Shore In Search Of Some Imaginary Homeland , And Obviously The Author Identifies Himself With His Migrant Personae. Search For Identity Is Perhaps The One Recurring Theme In Rushdie S Works, And The Themes Of Double Identity , Divided Selves And Shadow Figures Persist In His Writings As Correlative For The Schismatic/Dual Identity Of The Migrant, As Well As The Necessary Confusion And Ambiguity Of The Migrant Existence. Rushdie Describes The World From This Unique Point Of View Of The Migrant Narrator. He Is Also Conscious Of His Role In This Regard In Re-Describing The World, And Thus Creating A New Vision Of Art And Life.By Exercising What He Describes As The Migrant Writer S Privilege To Choose His Parents Rushdie Has Chosen His Inheritance From A Vast Repertoire Of Literary Parents, Including Cervantes, Kafka, Melville, Et Al.His Novels And Stories Derive Their Special Flavour From The Author S Superb Handling Of The Characteristic Postmodern Devices Like Magic Realism, Palimpsest, Ekphrasis, Etc. Rushdie Has Been Rightly Compared With Such Literary Innovators Stalwarts Of Our Times As Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Et Al. Readers Of The Present Volumes Will Be Taken Round The World Of Rushdie By Erudite Scholars Whose Well-Researched, Perceptive Articles Will Add Substantially To Their Enjoyment Of These Fantastic Imaginary Homelands .

Studies in ELT Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

  • Filename: studies-in-elt-linguistics-and-applied-linguistics.
  • ISBN: 8126903503
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 251
  • Author: Mohit Kumar Ray
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist



The Importance Of English Both As A Link Language, A Means Of Communication And As A Medium Of Instruction Has Been Steadily Growing Since Independence, So That The Total Number Of Learners Of English In India Today Would Easily Exceed The Total Populations Of Many Countries Of Europe. Moreover, We Have Now More Speakers Of English In India Than In Britain.Learning A Language Is Different From Learning About A Language, But To Acquire Proficiency In A Language At All The Levels Of Listening, Speaking, Reading And Writing, And An Ability To Express Both Functional And Conceptual Meaning It Is Not Enough To Know The Language. However, Since Natural Language Use Is Richly Variegated It Is Only When A Good Command Of The Language Has Been Acquired That The Learner Can Proceed To Develop His Personal Linguistic Repertoire Through A Knowledge Of How A Language Works. A Student Of Literature Must Also Know How To Apply The Insights Of Linguistics To The Appreciation Of Literature.Thirty Essays That Constitute This Volume Explore In-Depth Various Aspects Of The English Language, English Language Teaching, Functional, Notional And Communicative Approaches To Material Production And Syllabus Design, Different Kinds Of English, Different Uses Of English In Literary Works, Application Of Linguistic Theories To The Study Of Literature, Translation And Semantics.Teachers And Students Who Are Engaged In Teaching/Learning The English Language, Elt, Linguistics And Applied Linguistics Will Find The Book Extremely Valuable And Anybody Interested In These Area Will Also Find The Book Quite Interesting.

Feminist Theory and the Body

  • Filename: feminist-theory-and-the-body.
  • ISBN: 0415925665
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 487
  • Author: Janet Price
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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