Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie,( 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two separate occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He combines magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations.
This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its peopleâ€“a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnightâ€™ s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
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