HAT Book group, Sat July 7, Midnight's Children

HAT BOOK GROUP MEETING
DATE: Saturday, July 7th  2:30-4:00
LOCATION:  OISE, 252 Bloor Street West. Room 2279
This month we have chosen to read the first half of "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie. The first half includes Book One and Book Two up to and including 'At the Pioneer Cafe' .

For August we can finish from 'Alpha and Omega' til the end...

Review: "Rushdie creates a wonderful panorama and guides us through post-1947 Nehru's India toward Indira's new India as his characters move across the length and breadth of India, associating themselves with history, witnessing its events, and occasionally being a part of them. From the old Kashmir with the silent dal lake to the massacre at Jallianwalbagh, from the streets and forts of Delhi to the language riots of Bombay, from the military coups in Pakistan, along the mysterious Rann of Kutch to the mangroves of the Sunderbans, the story keeps turning while showing you all the nuances, sentiments, and personalities of the Indian subcontinent. The characters are brilliantly depicted in rich variety and grab the readers attention immediately. It's not a history book but it presents history with stunning images in Rushdie's wonderful hinglish. A wonderful read!

All are welcome!