Midnight’s Children, a book and a film, by Salman Rushdie.
I was intrigued to read the novel, and watch the film, ‘Midnight’s children.’ Amongst it’s awards are the Best of the Booker, Booker Prize (1981), and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.
Children born at midnight on the eve of India’s partition and its independence from British colonialism are born with mystical gifts. Two boys in particular, Saleem born into poverty and Shiva born into wealth, are switched by their nurse in a Bombay hospital. This has far reaching consequences on their lives and destinies.
A fascinating, heady and colourful portrayal of this turbulent time in India’s history. I would heartily recommend ‘Midnight’s children’’.