The Power of Midnight's Children
Imagine, being born with superpower, not possible right ? But imagine you are a protagonist of a book and you are born with telepathic powers and can read minds ? Today’s book is exactly about this.
Midnight’s Children is a 1981 Novel written by Salman Rushdie. This books describes the transitions India faced from British rule to Independence and partition. It is looked at as an example of postcolonial, postmodern and magical realist literature.
Saleem Sinai, the narrator and protagonist of this book is of the child born at the midnight hour when India got its Independence on 15th August 1947. As Saleem grows old he discovers that children born at midnight of 15th August have gained some super powers.
With this, he forms a conference of Midnight’s Children where they discuss issues faced by India with respect to cultural, linguistic, religious, and political differences faced by a vastly diverse nation.
This book is a perfect read as it describes the actual historical evidences. This book has won Bookers Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981 and Booker of Bookers award. It was also added to the list of Great Books of the 20th Century.