Salman Rushdie

Midnight's children

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Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, at the precise moment of India’s independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. But, this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ’midnight’s children’ – all born in the initial hour of India’s independence — and an uncanny sense of smell which allows him to sniff out dangers others cannot perceive. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem’s biography is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.
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    evshirninahas quoted2 months ago
    Who what am I? My answer: I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I've gone which would not have happened if I had not come
    evshirninahas quoted2 months ago
    we are also the victims of our titles.
    evshirninahas quoted3 months ago
    The world is full of love stories, and all lovers are in a sense the avatars of their predecessors.

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