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Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children

Author: Salman Rushdie

Year: 1981

I foudn the first 80 pages a bit difficult to get into but afterwards, it was just captivating...

"It is a historical chronicle of modern India centering on the inextricably linked fates of two children born within the first hour of independence from Great Britain. Exactly at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, two boys are born in a Bombay hospital, where they are switched by a nurse. Saleem Sinai, who will be raised by a well-to-do Muslim couple, is actually the illegitimate son of a low-caste Hindu woman and a departing British colonist. Shiva, the son of the Muslim couple, is given to a poor Hindu street performer whose unfaithful wife has died."

Rate: 9/10

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