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Historical Aspect in the Midnight’s Children

Journal: IMPACT : International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature ( IMPACT : IJRHAL ) (Vol.5, No. 8)

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Page : 9-12

Keywords : Different Characters; Magical Powers and Is Positioned Within History;

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Abstract

Midnight's Children narrate the history of India's evolution from British colonialism to self-government. The tale is spoken through different characters gifted with magical powers and is positioned within history. The narrative is a parable of India, before and after the independence and separation of India, which took place at midnight on August 15, 1947. The story teller of the story is Saleem Sinai, with a massive nose and other magical powers like telepathy E.S.P. All the way through the storyline, Saleem makes recurring indication to the bequest left to him by his forefathers, including his strange olfactory powers and not to forget the superb silver spittoon, inlaid with lapis Lazuli. Saleem keeps himself in the present, which is steadfastly embedded in the past. The illustration of time in the novel highlights the imaginative nature of history.

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