Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie
“Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie is a magical realism novel that tells the story of India’s transition from British colonialism to independence. The story is centered around Saleem Sinai, a child born at the stroke of midnight on the day of India’s independence, who possesses magical powers that allow him to hear the thoughts of other midnight’s children. The novel follows Saleem’s life as he navigates the political and social upheavals of post-independence India, while also exploring themes of identity, history, and the impact of colonialism on the nation and its people. The book is considered a classic of Indian literature and is known for its imaginative storytelling and unique take on Indian history.