Why should you read “Midnight’s Children”? – Iseult Gillespie

From TED Ed.

Dive into Salman Rushdie’s masterpiece, “Midnight’s Children,” a work of magical realism that deals with India’s transition from British colonialism to independence.

It begins with a countdown. A woman goes into labor as the clock ticks towards midnight. Across India, people wait for the declaration of independence after nearly 200 years of British rule. At the stroke of midnight, an infant and two new nations are born in perfect synchronicity. These events form the foundation of “Midnight’s Children.” Iseult Gillespie explores Salman Rushdie’s dazzling novel.

Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat.

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