Midnight's Children

by Salman Rushdie


Born at the stroke of midnight, at the precise moment of India’s independence, Saleem Sinai is destined from birth to be special. For he is one of 1,001 children born in the midnight hour, children who all have special gifts, children with whom Saleem is telepathically linked.

“To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.

Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children