Midnight's Children

Roshan Seth reads Salman Rushdie's novel, abridged in fifteen parts by Pat McLoughlin.

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The hero Saleem Sinai embarks upon the story of his life and lineage, handcuffed, as it is, to the story of the independent India herself.

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Mary Pereria has swapped name tags on the two infants - one rich, one poor - both born on the stroke of midnight.

Now the hero enters a life of privilege and renown as India's chosen Child of Midnight.

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For the first time, Saleem uses his midnight gift as a weapon - to wreak revenge on two unfaithful women: Lila Sabarmarti and his own mother.

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An adaptation of Salman Rushdie's classic novel, which won the Booker of Bookers award in 1993.

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An adaptation of Salman Rushdie's classic novel, which won the Booker of Bookers award in 1993.