The story of this novel received great accolades when it came out in public eye.This is one of the most successful novels of 20th century as well as awarded the Booker Prize in 1981. It portrays the images of first thirty-one years of independence. Saleem Sinai, protagonist , one of the 1001 children who born at the midnight hour of independence with incredible abilities.
This novel also depicts how life of Saleem goes hand in hand with the history of India after independence.Rushdie’s proficiency over storytelling and his unique style of ‘magic realism’, listed the novel as one of the Great Books of the 20th Century by Penguin Books. Narrative style of the novel is allegorical.
The satanic verses
It is one of the most controversial novel that ever written by this renowned writer. After this novel, a fatwa was issued against Salman Rushdie owing to which he had to live a solitary life for years under British protection. A line from this book that depicts about entire controversy “From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable. This book is not easy to fathom. It divides into nine parts and conundrum with so many sub-plots, it stretches the story of two actors from India Gibreel Farishta and Saladin Chamcha after their plane crashes. This book won the Whitbread Award for novel of the year.
Haroun and the sea
Salman Rushdie’s remarkable book which is a perfect bedtime story for children. This novel unfolds in 12 chapters. I literally marvel at the skills of Salman Rushdie that how beautifully he wrote children’s book after an extreme controversial novel .this playful and light-hearted novel he wrote for his son adds icing on his art of storytelling .it is bit complex and lengthy, covered with fantastic tales.