India observes Republic Day on January 26 as the day in 1950 when the Indian government adopted the Constitution of India. The time leading up to that saw India is a period of transition, shaking off British rule and rediscovering India’s India again. It is against this backdrop British Indian author Salman Rushdie wrote his 1981 novel, Midnight’s Children. Rushdie uses the story of the protagonist, Saleem Sinai, as a loose allegory for events dealing with India’s independence and partitioning. Midnight’s Children is considered an example of postcolonial, postmodern, and magical realist literature.

Book Title: Midnight’s Children

Book Author: Salman Rushdie

ISBN Number: 0812976533

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