Analysis Of Midnight's Children

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Midnight’s Children
The history of India and its neighbouring countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh, is a rich and luminous tale as it encompasses the countless successes and hardships each country experienced during its development as independent entities. In 2012, Deepa Mehta, an Indo-Canadian film director with a screenplay by Salman Rushdie, a British Indian novelist, produced the film “Midnight’s Children.” Together they brought to the screen a magical yet historical tale on the partition of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The basis of the film is how the life of Saleem is inseparably linked to the history of India which carries him through a journey full of trials, triumphs and tragedies. This paper focuses on how the film “Midnight’s Children” represents what was brought upon by the partition of India and Pakistan and the partition of Pakistan and Bangladesh. “Midnight’s Children” creatively captures the disparity between the rich and the poor; the violence that trembled from the Indo-Pakistani wars; and the State of Emergency that Indira Gandhi brought upon the nation. This paper is divided into five parts: I. a summary of the film, II. how the lives of Saleem and Shiva mirror the disparity between the people of the nation; III. the Indo-Pakistani wars, IV. the troubles brought upon by the State of
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It highlights the disparities that existed among the rich, the poor, the Muslims, the Hindus and more; it showcases the Indo-Pakistani wars that erupted the streets; it also portrays how the State of Emergency affected the nation. It is important to understand that this film was a historical fiction, thus many of the events were adjusted. Mehta alongside Rushdie’s screenplay illustrate their perspectives on the partition in an eloquent manner. India has come a long way since 1947 and it has grown in many areas in

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