Salman Rushdie: India Is No Longer The Country I Wrote About In ‘Midnight’s Children’

“When I wrote this book I could associate big-nosed Saleem with the elephant-trunked god Ganesh, the patron deity of literature, among other things, and that felt perfectly easy and natural even though Saleem was not a Hindu. All of India belonged to all of us, or so I deeply believed. And still believe, even though the rise of a brutal sectarianism believes otherwise. … Right now, in India, it’s midnight again.” – The Guardian

Tags: Art, India, Words, Ganesh, Salman Rushdie, Saleem, 04.03.21


April 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM We Can’t Travel Much Now, But Here Are Some Literary Destinations For The Future
April 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM The 20th Century Irish Playwright And The Secrets Of Her Green Suitcase
March 8, 2021 at 12:29 PM Dr. Seuss’s Estate Made Its Decisions Based On Its Creator’s Legacy
March 5, 2021 at 4:29 PM Still Trying To Sort Out The Critic’s Role In A Very Changed Reality