Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie In Conversation

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20170814

Salman Rushdie talks to radio director Emma Harding about his novel Midnight's Children.

To accompany BBC Radio 4's major new dramatisation of Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie talks to radio drama director Emma Harding about his multi-award winning novel. They discuss the initial impetus for the novel and the mirroring of his own life as a child born 70 years ago in 1947, the year of India's Partition.

Rushdie also talks about the break-through moment of finding Saleem's voice, his attempt to represent the multiplicity of India in a single novel, and his pessimism about the direction of travel of India and Pakistan today.

Produced by Emma Harding.

20170814

Salman Rushdie talks to radio director Emma Harding about his novel Midnight's Children.

To accompany BBC Radio 4's major new dramatisation of Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie talks to radio drama director Emma Harding about his multi-award winning novel. They discuss the initial impetus for the novel and the mirroring of his own life as a child born 70 years ago in 1947, the year of India's Partition.

Rushdie also talks about the break-through moment of finding Saleem's voice, his attempt to represent the multiplicity of India in a single novel, and his pessimism about the direction of travel of India and Pakistan today.

Produced by Emma Harding.