Illustrated by Anna Bhushan
Introduced by the author
Voted the Booker of Bookers in 1993, this is a captivating allegory of modern India. With a new introduction by the author.
Born on 15 August 1947, at the precise moment of India's independence from the British Empire, Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru. As Saleem grows up, he realises he shares a fate with one thousand other children born in the initial hour of India's independence: all are gifted with supernatural powers. Saleem’s gift is telepathy and his destiny is inextricably linked to one of these midnight children in particular – the son of a poor Hindu woman, with whom he was swapped at birth by a well-meaning midwife.
Bound in blocked and printed buckram
Set in Photina with Pekin display
Frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations
9" × 6¼"