Midnight s Children

Beretning om en indisk muhammedanerfamilies historie gennem godt 30 år, oplevet gennem sønnen Saleem fra han kommer til verden i 1947 på dagen for Indiens selvstændighed

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 9780224038294

Category: India

Page: 446

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Beretning om en indisk muhammedanerfamilies historie gennem godt 30 år, oplevet gennem sønnen Saleem fra han kommer til verden i 1947 på dagen for Indiens selvstændighed

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

Throughout Midnight's Children , it is sometimes difficult to see which characters
were re invented by Rushdie , which ones are based on historical figures , and
which ones are actually historical . What are examples for each category ?

Author: Norbert Schurer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 101

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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.

Self Nation Text in Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

The Widow, Indira Gandhi, and her lieutenant, the Widow's Hand, who performs
the sterilizing operations on the children of Midnight, are but the culmination of a
series of women who threaten Saleem with the loss of his manhood: Evie Burns ...

Author: Neil ten Kortenaar

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773526211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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Neil Ten Kortenaar examines the key critical concepts associated with contemporary postcolonial theory, including hybridity, mimicry, national allegory, and cosmopolitanism, through a close reading of Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children'.

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

Feminist Perspectives in Salman Rushdie ' s Midnight ' s Children RAMESH
KUMAR GUPTA “ The situation of woman is that — she , a free and autonomous
being like all creatures - nevertheless finds herself living in a world where men ...

Author: Reena Mitra

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126906888

Category: Developing countries

Page: 192

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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.

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

During the first hour of August 15 , 1947 between midnight and 1 . 00 A . M . - no
less than one thousand and one children were born within the frontiers of the
newly born country . The number 1001 is symbolic but what matters is not the ...

Author: Pradip Kumar Dey

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126909131


Page: 168

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Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

Postman Shiva Pia Nayyar (Film) House-Manager Sonny Ibrahim Jamila
Eyesliee Hairoil Glandy Keith Colaco Fat Perce Fishwala Zagallo Masha Miovic
Breach Candy Hospital Doctor Breach Candy Nurse Midnight's Children Parvati-
the- ...

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307538389

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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The original stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers, the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14--15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born--each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight’s Children focuses on the fates of two of them--the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family--who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the boys at birth. An allegory of modern India, Midnight’s Children is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country’s independence--the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and of the struggle for identity and belonging that links personal life with national history. In collaboration with Simon Reade, Tim Supple and the Royal Shakespeare Society, Salman Rushdie has adapted his masterpiece for the stage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Magical Realism

PATRICIA MERIVALE Saleem Fathered by Oskar : Midnight's Children , Magic
Realism , and The Tin Drum Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children ( 1981 ) is
characterized throughout by a translation , as flamboyant as it is skillful , of
themes ...

Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822316404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 581

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On magical realism in literature

Rushdie s Midnight s Children

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.

Author: Meenakshi Mukherjee



Category: India

Page: 227

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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.

Feminist Theory and the Body

Natarajan In Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children , the midnight of Indian
independence is represented through refraction of the colors of the Indian flag
onto national ...

Author: Janet Price

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415925662

Category: Social Science

Page: 487

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Price and Shildrick bring together over 40 important feminist thinkers to discuss key arguments and issues concerning the body. It includes articles on race, cyberspace, theatre, classics, transsexuality, reproductive technologies, illness, rape, plastic surgery, and disabilities. The articles cover many different areas with a stress on the interdisciplinary links of contemporary feminist thought with philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and queer studies. What unites the various approaches represented is the understanding of the body as a site of contestation, the place where feminism can engage directly with the devaluation of women and move on to mobilize strategies of resistance.

Salman Rushdie

S . P . Swain Classified as a “ picaresque novel , ” Midnight ' s Children
documents the demented wanderings of a split self in quest of wholeness and an
identity . It is a political elegy delineating the disappointed hopes of the self
placed in a ...

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126906307


Page: 192

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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 .

Waiting for the End

Ending In A Pickle: Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children Midnight's Children
raises the fundamental question in any discussion of endings where "reading for
the plot" is a focus: Whose story is this anyway? In the final two chapters the ...

Author: Earl G. Ingersoll

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838641538

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Waiting for the End examines two dozen contemporary novels within the context of a half century of theorizing about the function of ending in narrative. That theorizing about ending generated a powerful dynamic a quarter-century ago with the advent of feminist criticism of masculinist readings of the role played by ending in fiction. Feminists such as Theresa de Lauretis in 1984 and more famously Susan Winnett in her 1991 PMLA essay, Coming Unstrung, were leading voices in a swelling chorus of theorist pointing out the masculinist bias of ending in narrative. With the entry of feminist readings of ending, it became inevitable that criticism of fiction would become gendered through the recognition of difference transcending a simple binary of female/male to establish a spectrum of masculine to feminine endings, regardless of the sex of the writer. Accordingly, Waiting for the End examines pairs of novels - one pair by Margaret Atwood and one by Ian McEwan - to demonstrate how a writer can offer endings at either end of the gender spectrum.

Reading Rushdie

... complex fiction of Salman Rushdie occurs in his discussion of the game of
Snakes and Ladders in Midnight s Children. ... literary fictions, since Snakes and
Ladders itself is of central thematic importance to the structure of Midnight's
Children ...

Author: M. D. Fletcher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051837650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.

Stranger Gods

4. Midnight's. Children: The. Road. from. Kashmir. The cycle which includes our
coming and going Has no discernible ... Omar Khayyam, Ruba'iyat1 Midnight's
Children is well known as a novel that breaks new ground with its magical visions

Author: Roger Y. Clark

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773521933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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A study of Salman Rushdie's seven published novels, with a special focus on his earliest, "Grimus", and his most provocative, "Midnight's Children", "Shame" and "The Satanic Verses". It shows how Rushdie employs cosmology, mythology and mysticism to structure otherworldly dramas.

Postmodernity and Cross culturalism

Midnight's. Children,. Meditation,. and. the. Postmodern. Conception. of. History.
Mckay. Jenkins. To understand just one ... cultural history, and narrative structure,
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children refreshes and reinvigorates a number of ...

Author: Yoshinobu Hakutani

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639085

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 214

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Whereas the text of modernity thrived on its rhythms, symbols, and representations of beauty, and above all on its impersonality, postmodernity in the late decades of the twentieth century sought relationships outside the text - those between literature and history, philosophy, psychology, society, and culture. The exploration of such relationships is literary to postmodernity as it is ancillary to modernity."--BOOK JACKET.

Scattered Hegemonies

Nalini Natarajan In Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, the midnight of Indian
independence is represented through refraction of the colors of the Indian flag
onto national celebrations (extravagant "saffron rockets" and "green sparkling ...

Author: Inderpal Grewal

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816621385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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Extrait de la couverture : " 'Those of us who take intellectual production as a site for politics badly need the kind of profound and sophisticated thinking that went into this collection... The pleasures of this text are rare multiple : it reminds us that critique can be an act of creation and alliance ; it opens up needful conversations ; it establishes the difference between understanding what it means to refer to the global without mistaking it for all that there is.' - Wahneema Lubiano, Princeton University."

Literature and Nation

Introduction Salman Rushdie is perhaps the best - known contemporary writer in
the world , famous not only for his literary works but also for the controversy ...

Author: Harish Trivedi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415212076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Literature and Nation disects the relationship between Britain and India from 1800 to 1900, using key literary and historical texts. Books from Kim to Mansfield Park and Midnight's Children are used in conjunction with primary source material to better understand the complicated cultural encounters that occurred between the two countries. Chapters range from "First Cultural Encounters" to "Poetry and Nation" to "Nostalgia and Disillusion." With comprehensive introductions to the sections by the editors, this book is a necessary addition to Post-colonial studies.

Perspectives on Indian Fiction in English

Chapter 11 The Novel as History as ' Chutney ' : Unriddling Salman Rushdie's
Midnight's Children K. Raghavendra Rao Yes , despite the blurbs announcing
dubiously complimentary comparisons with Gabriel Garcia Marquez , Gunter
Grass ...

Author: M. K. Naik

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170171997

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 285

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This is the fourth and final volume in the pioneering series on Perspectives on Ma,or Forms of indian English Literature edited by Professor M.K, Naik, Following the pattern of the earlier three volumes this collection also includes two types of essays-those evaluating the entire corpus of major fictionists and schools and those attempting intensive textual analyses of outstanding novels like Untoucl,ahle, The Guide. The Serpent and the Rope and Midnight's children. The final essay on “The Achievement of Indian Fiction in English" is an attempt to survey the entire field and evaluate the total achievement in this genre. A number of collections of critical essays on Indian fiction in English have appeared during recent years but perhaps none of them. has the range and depth of this volume. The contributors include distinguished scholars such as K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar, V.A. Shahane, D.V. K Raghavacharyulu, PremaNandakumar and the editor, M,K. Naik, himself. The carefully selective Bibliography appended to the volume has further enhanced its value as a comprehensive collection of incisivse critical studies covering the entire range of Indian fiction in English. and this series which is now complete easily constitutes a significant landmark in the ongoing scrutiny of Indian English literature.

Joyce Imperialism Postcolonialism

The Impotence of Postmodern Political Ideals in Ulysses and Midnight's Children
MICHAEL TRATNER in postcolonial theory, hybridity has replaced older political
ideals that were often invoked during the decades of colonial liberation, ...

Author: Leonard Orr

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815631880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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On the surface, James Joyce's work is largely a political. Through most of the twentieth century he was the proud embodiment of the rootless intellectual. However, perspectives on the colonial history of Ireland have proliferated in recent years, yielding a subtle and complex conception of the Irish postcolonial experience that has become a major theme in current Joyce scholarship. Highly original and often provocative, these essays bring Joyce powerfully within the ambit of postcolonial studies

Making Sense

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children ( 1981 ) Rushdie's novel begins with a
bang or , to be more precise , a punch on the nose . Aadam Aziz , on returning
from his studies in Germany , kneels down for his first Muslim prayer on Kashmiri
soil ...

Author: Ralf Hertel

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042018648

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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Fiction is fascinating. All it provides us with is black letters on white pages, yet while we read we do not have the impression that we are merely perceiving abstract characters. Instead, we see the protagonists before our inner eye and hear their voices. Descriptions of sumptuous meals make our mouths water, we feel physically repelled by depictions of violence or are aroused by the erotic details of sexual conquests. We submerge ourselves in the fictional world that no longer stays on the paper but comes to life in our imagination. Reading turns into an out-of-the-body experience or, rather, an in-another-body experience, for we perceive the portrayed world not only through the protagonist's eyes but also through his ears, nose, tongue, and skin. In other words, we move through the literary text as if through a virtual reality.~ How does literature achieve this trick? How does it turn mere letters into vividly experienced worlds? This study argues that techniques of sensuous writing contribute decisively to bringing the text to life in the reader's imagination. In detailed interpretations of British novels of the 1980s and 1990s by writers such as John Berger, John Banville, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson, or J. M. Coetzee, it uncovers literary strategies for turning the sensuous experience into words and for conveying it to the reader, demonstrating how we make sense in, and of, literature. Both readers interested in the contemporary novel and in the sensuousness of the reading experience will profit from this innovative study that not only analyses the interest of contemporary authors in the senses but also pin-points literary entry points for the sensuous force of reading.

Salman Rushdie

Rushdie cracked a joke during a panel discussion at Toronto ' s International ...

Author: Mittapalli Rajeshwar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126902026


Page: 458

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Rushdie Has Put Behind Him The Political And Religious Controversy That Surrounded Him In The Aftermath Of The Appearance Of The Satanic Verses. These Two Volumes Endeavour To Continue The Literary-Critical Study Of His Works By Bringing Together Some Of The Best Critical Essays Written In The Post- Verses Controversy Period. The Essays Present An Honest Assessment Of Rushdie S Works By Creatively Engaging With The Issues Each Of Them Raises.