Writer: Salman Rushdie
Published Year: 1981
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Size: 2 MB
Midnight's Children is a 1981 book by Salman Rushdie about India's transition from British colonialism to independence. It is considered an example of postcolonial literature and magical realism. The story is expressed through various characters and is contexted by actual historical events as with historical fiction.
Midnight's Children won both the 1981 Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for the same year. It was awarded the "Booker of Bookers" Prize and the best all-time prize winners in 1993 and 2008 to celebrate the Booker Prize 25th and 40th anniversary.Midnight's Children is also the only Indian novel on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels since its founding in 1923.