Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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How does Salman Rushdie reflect postcolonial elements in Midnight's Children?

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I think that the post-colonial struggle for identity is what Saleem endures throughout the novel.  In this light, there is much in way of post-colonialism in the work.  Saleem is an interesting post-colonial character in that he is born at the precise moment when post-colonialism in India emerges.  Yet, his narrative is traced back to a time when colonialism is in full force.  This means that post-colonialism has a...

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