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‘A wonderful, rich and humane novel… a classic’ Guardian
Born at the stroke of midnight at the exact moment of India’s independence, Saleem Sinai is a special child. However, this coincidence of birth has consequences he is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other ‘midnight’s children’ all of whom are endowed with unusual gifts.
Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem’s story is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious. WITH A NEW 40TH ANNIVERSARY INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR