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The Resource Midnight's children, Salman Rushdie ; with an introduction by Anita Desai

Midnight's children, Salman Rushdie ; with an introduction by Anita Desai

Label
Midnight's children
Title
Midnight's children
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie ; with an introduction by Anita Desai
Title variation
Midnights children
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A classic novel, in which the man who calls himself the "bomb of Bombay" chronicles the story of a child and a nation that both came into existence in 1947-and examines a whole people's capacity for carrying inherited myths and inventing new ones. --
Member of
Summary
Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the exact moment of India's independence, Saleem Sinai becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booker Prize, 1981.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 1981.
Assigning source
Publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
053434
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1120
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
217
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infants switched at birth
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Children of the rich
  • Poor children
  • Paranormal fiction
  • India
  • Children of the rich
  • Hinduism
  • Infants switched at birth
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Paranormal fiction
  • Poor children
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
Midnight's children, Salman Rushdie ; with an introduction by Anita Desai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book One: Perforated sheet -- Mercurochrome -- Hit-the-spittoon -- Under the carpet -- Public announcement -- Many-headed monsters -- Methwold -- Tick, tock -- Book Two: Fisherman's pointing finger -- Snakes and ladders -- Accident in a washing-chest -- All-India radio -- Love in Bombay -- My tenth birthday -- At the pioneer cafe -- Alpha and Omega -- Kolynos kid -- Commander Sabarmati's baton -- Revelations -- Movements performed by Pepperpots -- Drainage and the desert -- Jamila Singer -- How Saleem achieved purity -- Book Three: Buddha -- In the Sundarbans -- Sam and the tiger -- Shadow of the mosque -- Wedding -- Midnight -- Abracadabra
Control code
ocm33395438
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 589 pages
Isbn
9780679444626
Lccn
95234890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33395438
Label
Midnight's children, Salman Rushdie ; with an introduction by Anita Desai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book One: Perforated sheet -- Mercurochrome -- Hit-the-spittoon -- Under the carpet -- Public announcement -- Many-headed monsters -- Methwold -- Tick, tock -- Book Two: Fisherman's pointing finger -- Snakes and ladders -- Accident in a washing-chest -- All-India radio -- Love in Bombay -- My tenth birthday -- At the pioneer cafe -- Alpha and Omega -- Kolynos kid -- Commander Sabarmati's baton -- Revelations -- Movements performed by Pepperpots -- Drainage and the desert -- Jamila Singer -- How Saleem achieved purity -- Book Three: Buddha -- In the Sundarbans -- Sam and the tiger -- Shadow of the mosque -- Wedding -- Midnight -- Abracadabra
Control code
ocm33395438
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 589 pages
Isbn
9780679444626
Lccn
95234890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33395438

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