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    Midnight's Children (English, Paperback, Salman Rushdie)

    Midnight's Children  (English, Paperback, Salman Rushdie)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House
    • ISBN: 9780099582076, 0099582074
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 672
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    Description

    Published in the year 1981, Midnight’s Children is a novel that focuses on the life of its protagonist, Saleem Sinai, who along with a thousand others, was born at midnight on August 15th, 1947, when India gained independence.

    Summary Of The Book

    In Midnight’s Children, Saleem, the protagonist, has been endowed with telepathic powers as a result of the unusual time that he was born, and these powers allow him to connect with one thousand other such children who were born at that hour. Besides Saleem, the readers are introduced to other characters as well, two of them being Shiva and Parvati, who are also endowed with mysterious powers as a result of being born at that particular time in India’s history. Saleem assembles all of these characters telepathically, and they attempt to understand the relevance of their gift.

    The story is based on actual historical facts as well as fiction, and provides the readers with a great deal of insight into the lives of people who lived during the Partition of India. Midnight’s Children highlights the plight of the people and the problems faced by the leaders as well.
    The book won the Booker Prize in 1981, the Best of Booker twice, and the James Tait Prize. This book has also been adapted into a movie titled Midnight’s Children, and was directed by Deepa Mehta. This movie premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012.

    About Salman Rushdie

    Salman Rushdie is a renowned novelist and essayist of British Indian descent. Apart from this book, Rushdie has also written The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Luka And The Fire Of Life, Haroun And The Sea Of Stories, and The Enchantress Of Florence.

    Rushdie was born on the 19th of June, 1947, in Bombay, British India. He completed his schooling from Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai, and later went on to pursue his degree in History from King’s College, University of Cambridge. Rushdie has been awarded several times for his immense contribution to the field of Literature. Some of his notable awards include the Booker Prize For Fiction, Author Of The Year, and Arts Council Writer’s Award. He was Knighted in 2007 for his contribution to Literature, and was also awarded the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1999. He has been married four times, and currently resides in New York City.

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    Specifications
    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Vintage
    • Publication Year
      • 2013
    • Edition Type
      • Film Tie-in
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 1.42 Inches (US)
    • Height
      • 7.8 Inches (US)
    • Depth
      • 36 inch
    • Weight
      • 488.0 Grams
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    5

    Goodness level : LOL

    I can assure you, you won't read this book without a smile on your face. Nothing particularly interesting but if you are someone wanting to have a jolly good-time with a book start reading this one.
    Hilarious is the first word that comes to my mind.
    Happy Reading.. :D
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    Aadisesh Mohan

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    1 Feb, 2015

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    skewed

    though this is one of the best fiction work I have came across. I dont think very highly of rushdie. story and writer's narration becomes less intriguing when he is not being honest. salam rushdie writes what west wants to read.
    he had been hard on the League, gandhis, pakistanis but he somehow restrain himself from speaking about the attrocities of british raj. one cant help wonder why is that. demon after all has many heads.
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    Akshay Shekhawat

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    Good binding and interesting Magical Realism

    The binding is very good, flexible: you can almost roll the cover into a cylinder :). And Rushdie's Sinai will show you a magical world that will surely make you dream; though last 5 chapters are not like the previous ones, Overall a good piece of work.
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    sujoy roy

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    27 Apr, 2013

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    Should read

    This book is a good read. A good fiction piece and very entertaining. It comes in very handy for people to know a bit about 1971 war and partition of Bangladesh. The language is undoubtedly good as it is written by Salman Rushdie.

    Should read this book.
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    Deepak Karwa

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    4 Jan, 2014

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    BEST PLACE TO BUY BOOKS

    THE BOOK WAS DELEVERED BEFORE THE PROMISED DATE.....THE PACKAGE WAS GOOD ENOUGH.....BOOK WAS FULLY SEALED AND WAS IN ITS BEST CONDITION..... NO BINDING PROBLEM ..... JUST BUY IT FROM ES RETAILS
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    SUTANU NANDIGRAMI

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    9 Apr, 2016

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    a must book for all those who want to learn about life very nicely
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    Kishore Kunal

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    24 May, 2016

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    Great novel !!

    This is a must read.Thanks flipkart for the prompt delivery.This will be worth of your money and time. Salman rushdie at his best.
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    Amit Tarafder

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    30 Mar, 2015

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    HEART ATTACK TRIGGERING MATERIAL!!!

    beware guys. this is not to be preferred if u r a beginner. but this still is a masterpiece. one of its kind, reading this book simple explains why this book is still discussed amongst people so much. this is something which creates the illusion of taking you to another world, even with the reality being crystal clear.
    Mr. Salman Rushdie, HATS OFF to u...you hv explained what the difference between any author and U....!!!
    Luv thi buk...!!!
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    Himanshi Garg

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    18 Sep, 2014

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    Boring for me..

    The pace of the story is really slow..dragging.. I don't understand why the author had to start from the life of his grandfather to tell his story..expected something intriguing judging by the fame the book had got but was somewhat disapointed..
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    Namrata

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    8 Dec, 2013

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    good to put you asleep..

    my God!! what is it?...i read more than 150 pages...but still didn't understood anything. i ask all the reader pls tell me what is it all about. am i sooo stupid or this is really boring.??
    i have read more than hundred novels in my life but none like this one...
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    anu

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    19 Aug, 2014

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