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Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children / adapted for the theatre by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade and Tim Supple.

By: Rushdie, Salman.
Contributor(s): Reade, Simon | Supple, Tim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Modern Library, [Vintage 1995]Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.Description: 463 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780099578512.Uniform titles: Midnight's children Subject(s): Infants switched at birth -- Drama | Islam -- Relations -- Hinduism -- Drama | Hinduism -- Relations -- Islam -- Drama | Children of the rich -- Drama | Poor children -- Drama | Supernatural -- Drama | India -- DramaDDC classification: 823.914 R952m 1995 Review: "In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14-15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born - each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight's Children focuses on the fates of two of them - the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family - who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the boys at birth.".Summary: "An allegory of modern India, Midnight's Children is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country's independence - the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and of the struggle for identity and belonging that links personal life with national history."--BOOK JACKET.
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Stage adaptation of Rushdie's novel Midnight's children.

"In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14-15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born - each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight's Children focuses on the fates of two of them - the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family - who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the boys at birth.".

"An allegory of modern India, Midnight's Children is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country's independence - the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and of the struggle for identity and belonging that links personal life with national history."--BOOK JACKET.

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