Midnight s Children

Saleem was born at the midnight of India's independence, and found himself "handcuffed to history" by this coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born that midnight, each of them endowed with magical gifts.

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099554038

Category: Fiction

Page: 647

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Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious

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

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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.

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.

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.

On the Fringes of Schizophrenia

Rushdie's exterior illustrations and interior representations of schizophrenia are explored using theories of embodiment and disability typologies of representation in showing the prevalence and purpose (as well as the unintended effects) ...

Author: Kerri Castro

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Category: Schizophrenia in literature

Page: 116

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This thesis examines the multivalent use of schizophrenia as a literary trope in Salman Rushdie' s Midnights Children in two ways: through descriptions of character embodiment and psychology and through the paradoxical relationship between magical realism and magical thinking. Rushdie's exterior illustrations and interior representations of schizophrenia are explored using theories of embodiment and disability typologies of representation in showing the prevalence and purpose (as well as the unintended effects) of representations of schizophrenia in this text. Key words: schizophrenia embodiment magical realism magical thinking unintended effects disability typologies

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

Through the characterization of the primary mythical figures , Rushdie ' s novel
Midnight ' s Children tries to satisfy the ' national longing for form . ' Parvati , Shiva
and Ganesh each represent distinct aspects of the national style found in ...

Author: Pradip Kumar Dey

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126909131

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Page: 168

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Self Nation Text in Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

The Nehruvian state is best described as a "project," with all the connotations that
word has acquired in the twentieth century of progress, hubris, large-scale
mobilization, and mass participation. Midnight's Children is a nationalist
manifesto by ...

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'.

Narrative Technique in Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children and the Satanic Verses

Author: Joel Percy

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Page: 186

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Feminized Masculinity

Author: Arpita Kumar

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Category: Gender identity in literature

Page: 178

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The screenplay of Midnight s children

SALMAN RUSHDIE'S CLASSIC NOVEL MIDNIGHTS CHILDREN WAS
DECLARED THE •BOOKER OE BOOKERS'. THE BEST BOOK TO WIN THE
BOOKER PRIZE IN ITS EIRST 25 YEARS. That year, the BBC began the process
of adapting it ...

Author: Salman Rushdie

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Category: Religion

Page: 308

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In 1993, Salman Rushdie's novel MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN was declared the 'Booker of Bookers', the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. The BBC began the process of adapting it for television. After three years had passed, two producers and two directors had come and gone, and the first scriptwriter's attempts had been set aside, Salman Rushdie agreed to adapt his own work. The result has been hailed as one of the most brilliant adaptations in television history. Within months of the screenplay's completion, the project was ready to start filming on location in Sri Lanka. Then, just weeks before principal photography was to begin, the Sri Lankan authorities abruptly changed their minds and withdrew permission to film, without giving any reasons. In his enthralling introduction, Rushdie describes the evolution of the screenplay, and the project's political defeat. As for the screenplay itself, it cries out to be filmed. Perhaps one day it will be.

India Today

Rushdie's Revenge and Shame , is a shorter , tighter , tougher companion piece
to Midnight's Children . If the first was a stupendous evocation of the evolution of
India since IndepenPrize - to hail Rushdie as the new dence , Shame is about ...

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Salman Rushdie

Literary criticism of Rushdie's work outside of special journals and periodicals.

Author: Catherine Cundy

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719044090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 137

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Literary criticism of Rushdie's work outside of special journals and periodicals.

Economic and Political Weekly

Allegories of the Indian Experience The Novels of Salman Rushdie Aparna
Mahanta Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie ; Picador 1981 , Pan Books
1982 ; pp 463 . Shame by Salman Rushdie ; Picador , Pan Books Limited , 1983 ;
pp 286 ...

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The Journal of Commonwealth Literature

Midnight's Children and the PostRushdie National Narratives of the Eighties ” ,
Studies in the Novel , 29,3 ( 1997 ) , 342–75 , Sara Suleri , “ Contraband Histories
: Salman Rushdie and the Embodiment of Blasphemy " , and Jacqueline ...

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Category: Commonwealth literature (English)

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One number each year includes Annual bibliography of Commonwealth literature.

Afk r Inquiry

Then there are the real field of Joe - Sue's wanderings , born at the midnight of
India's tinker and the native American ... In GRIMUS the wit is laboured flesh out ,
so that they rarely become In MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN , characters with a life of ...

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Salman Rushdie

A collection of critical essays on Salman Rushdie's work.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113463

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Page: 291

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A collection of critical essays on Salman Rushdie's work.

Reading Rushdie

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 ...

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.

Salman Rushdie

As such, they offer special risks and rewards to the reader. The book also provides an account of the complex issues raised by the world-wide response to The Satanic Verses that has become known as the 'Rushdie affair'.

Author: Damian Grant

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

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Salman Rushdie is one of the most widely discussed but also one of the most generally misunderstood of contemporary writers. This study seeks to provide a balanced view by approaching Rushdie's fiction in terms of its dual responsibility to the 'found' world of historical circumstance and to the 'made' world of the imagination. The novels are seen as characteristic texts for our times, negotiating between different (often conflicting) cultures, dissonant discourses, heterogeneous literary conventions, incommensurable conceptions of truth. As such, they offer special risks and rewards to the reader. The book also provides an account of the complex issues raised by the world-wide response to The Satanic Verses that has become known as the 'Rushdie affair'.

Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

The book traces the breakdown of the Nehruvian secular consensus between 1975 and 2005 through these narratives of postcolonial India.

Author: Neelam Srivastava

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134142218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Salman Rushdie

This updated and expanded new edition reviews Rushdie's novels in the light of recent critical developments.

Author: D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This updated and expanded new edition reviews Rushdie's novels in the light of recent critical developments. It also features new chapters which examine the author's latest works including Fury (2001), Shalimar the Clown (2005) and The Enchantress of Florence (2008), bringing coverage of this important British author up to the present.