Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and finds himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent-and whose privilege and curse it is to be both master and victims of their times. Through Saleem's gifts-inner voices and a wildly sensitive sense of smell-we are drawn into a fascinating family saga set against the vast, colourful background of the India of this century.
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MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN: A NovelUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
When Indian novelist Rushdie arrived with Grimus in 1979 we called him "an imagination to watch." And he'll be watched indeed once this bravura fiction starts circulating—a picaresque entertainment ... Read full review
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Aadam Aziz Ahmed Sinai Amina Sinai aunt ayah Ayooba baba baby badmaashes Baloch became began Begum beneath Bombay Brass Monkey buddha child chutney CUTIA dark Delhi despite djinns Doctor Aziz Doctor Narlikar dream ears Emerald Evie Burns eyes face Farooq father fell finger Ghani ghetto girl grandfather green hair hand head heard Homi Catrack India inside Jamila Singer janum Kashmir knees Lifafa lips listen look magicians Mary Pereira Methwold Methwold's Estate midnight Midnight's Children Mukti Bahini Mumtaz Nadir Khan Narlikar Naseem never night nose once Padma Pakistan Parvati Parvati-the-witch Picture Singh Reverend Mother Sabarmati Sahib Saleem Sinai secret Shaheed Shiva sister smell smile snake spittoon story Sundarbans tell tetrapod things told turned voice waiting washing-chest watched whatsitsname wife William Methwold window woman women Zafar Zulfikar