Midnight's Children

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

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

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • 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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    • 2013
    Edition Type
    • Film Tie-in
    Dimensions
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    • 1.42 Inches (US)
    Height
    • 7.8 Inches (US)
    Depth
    • 36 inch
    Weight
    • 488 Grams
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    5

    Story Telling at its Best

    1993 Man Booker prize winner, and Best of the Booker really deserved that. Perfectly crafted beads converted into a great story. And the way Salman tells the story is really marvelous. The story has its own turns, ups and downs but everything creates more interest than earlier. As soon as you start feeling comfortable with the story and start guessing the next, story turns and take you to whole new world of Saleem Sinai's (main character of the book) life.

    With approximately 100 books in my ...
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    Pawan Bhandari

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    READER BEWARE!

    Do not, I repeat DO NOT read if you are young or a beginner. I'm just 15 and was getting cocky at my collection(which includes the godfather,a few by crichton,all of dan brown and chetan bhagat,and a few classics from here and there,not to mention a couple of agatha christies).
    So I thought,hey!let's enter the big time and read the white tiger.It was easy enough.So why not step up the difficulty,and hey presto, there I was sitting excitedly with Midbight's dear Children for company.And weren...
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    Umashankar Sasikumar

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    At Midnight rose, the Promiscuous Twins!!

    Well, if Saleem Sinai were a living contemporary of mine, I would have been as ashamed of having to live along with him as would have been with living in that sort of a land itself. But the very cruelty of this thought comes pinching you in the ass when you realize that what Saleem Sinai was cursed into becoming was not the result of Salman Rushdie’s pessimistic view of an India or his convulsive magically realistic blasphemy of its dogmas, but because of the very truth that, this originally ...
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    Sreekumar Mololath

    Jun, 2012

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    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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    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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    It simply blew my mind.

    I am a teenager and this was my first Rushdie novel. Initially, I found the book a little tough to read but after 30 pages or so, I totally fell in love with the characters and the brilliantly woven story. Midnight's Children truly deserves the accolades it has received.

    I now greatly adore and respect Sir Salman Rushdie and I surely am going to read the rest of his works.
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    Ananthu MC

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    An unmistakable masterpiece from Salman Rushdie

    Midnight's Children is in a class of its own. The beginning is a bit dreary, but once you're past page 65-70, it holds the reader in a vice-like grip. Sometimes, I wonder how authors like Salman Rushdie come up with books like these. I mean, one cannot help but give credit to authors who have the ability to come up with a bizarre yet fascinating premise, and turn it into 530 pages of pure art. The genius is all fire and air in involving India and its children, weaving history with magical rea...
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    Shibashish Purkayastha

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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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    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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    Apr, 2013

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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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    Questions and Answers
    Q:how is paper quality?
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    Q:Does it carry essays at the end?
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    Q:Is this book is original or abriged version?
    A:original
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    Q:is it easy to read?
    A:Yes if you are not a simple once in blue moon reader.
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    Q:Is this product contain an introduction?
    A:Yes it does.
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    Q:how many pages?
    A:500+
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