Pickling of History in Midnight’s Children


  • Dr. Anupam Sanny Assistant Professor Dept. of English SGRR(PG) College, Dehradun Uttarakhand,Inida
  • Tuli Kabiraj M.A.(English) SGRR(PG) College, Dehradun Uttarakhand,India


Indian writing in English has covered a long journey by defying the label of ‘colonial hangover’: it has emerged as a gigantic, luminious star on the horizon of English literature. In twentieth century, many Indian writers received worldwide recognition for their forte in dealing the creative idea with the distinct style. Midnight's Children is not simply a tale of Saleem Sinai, it also exhibits how dexterously the destinies of individual and nation are weaved in the narration. Salman Rushdie’s blending of historical events with fantasy by using ‘magic realism’ draws attention to the distinct flavor of pickles that varies with each pickle maker, they all have the same ingredients. Such dealing of the idea affirms the fact that history is remembered differently by those who witness it and those who record it.


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