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

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