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Midnight children

Author: Salman ( Rushdie
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1a ed
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Midnight's Children is a loose allegory for events in India both before and, primarily, after the independence and partition of India, which took place at midnight on 15 August 1947. The protagonist and narrator of the story is Saleem Sinai, a telepath with an extraordinary nose. The first section details both the peculiar roots of the Sinai family and the earlier events leading up to India's Independence and  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salman ( Rushdie
ISBN: 9780099529781 0099529785
OCLC Number: 971719424
Description: 647 p. ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Salman Rushdie.

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Midnight's Children is a loose allegory for events in India both before and, primarily, after the independence and partition of India, which took place at midnight on 15 August 1947. The protagonist and narrator of the story is Saleem Sinai, a telepath with an extraordinary nose. The first section details both the peculiar roots of the Sinai family and the earlier events leading up to India's Independence and Partition, connecting the two both lines literally and allegorically. Saleem is born at the exact moment that India becomes independent. From that point on, Saleem Sinai feels the pressure of his chronology and invests his life and narrative into describing the zeitgeist of his child- and adulthood

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