Author: Salman RushdiePublisher: VintageYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 647ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780099578512
Born at the stroke of midnight on August15,1947, at the precise moment of India’s independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the Press and infant saleem Sinai is celebrated in the Press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. But this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers that connect him with 1,000 other ‘midnight’s children’-all born in the initial hour of India’s independence-and an uncanny sense of smell that allows him to sniff out dangers others cannot perceive.‘One of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation’ New York Review of Books‘Huge, vital, engrossing…in all senses a fantastic book’ Sunday Times‘A magnificent book and Salman Rushdie is a major novelist. Observer‘The literary map of India has to be redrawn….Midnight’s Children sounds like a continent finding its voices.
BOOK ONEThe perforated sheetMercurochromeHit-the-SpittoonUnder the carpetA public announcementMany-headed monstersMethwoldTick, tockBOOK TWOThe fisherman’s pointing fingerSnakes and laddersAccident in a washing-chestAll-India radioLove in BombayMy tenth birthdayAt the Pioneer Café’sAlpha and OmegaThe Kolynos KidCommanders Sabarmati’s batonRevelationsMovements performed by pepperpotsDrainage and the desert Jamila SingerHow Saleem achieved purityBOOK THREEThe BuddhaIn the SundarbansSan and the TigerThe shadow of the MosgueA weddingMidnightAbracadabra