Stereoscopic Vision: Post Colonial Environment in Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children


  • S. Sudha Assistant Professor, Department of English, Dr. Umayal Ramanathan College for Women, Karaikudi.


“To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world”, says Saleem Sinai in
Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning novelMidnight’s Children. Saleem’s life is a
microcosm of Post-Independent India. In order to make meaning out of his life, Saleem must
understand his country’s colonial past; make sense out of its burgeoning independent present;
and come to terms with his and country’s postcolonial identity. Post colonial writers like
Rushdie, therefore emerged out of the experience of colonization and asserted them by
writing in response to the authority wielded by the imperial powers, and by emphasizing their
differences from the assumptions of the imperial centres. The prose of African countries,
Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Caribbean countries, India, Malaysia, Newzealand, Pakistan,
Singapore, South Pacific Island countries and Srilanka are all examples of postcolonial


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Sudha, S. (2017). Stereoscopic Vision: Post Colonial Environment in Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 7. Retrieved from