Works of Fiction


Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, (2005) is an Indian Movie made by director Sudhir Mishra. Set against the backdrop of the Indian Emergency, the movie tells the story of three people in the 70s, when India was undergoing massive social and political changes.


A Fine Balance is the third book by Rohinton Mistry. Set in Mumbai, India, between 1975 and 1977 during the turmoil of The Emergency Period, a period of expanded government power and crackdowns on civil liberties, this book is about four characters from varied backgrounds—Dina Dalal, Ishvar Darji, his nephew Omprakash and the young lad Maneck—who come together, develop a bond and depart from each other's lives as dramatically as they came.


Midnight's Children is a 1981 novel by Salman Rushdie. It is a loose allegory for events in India both before and, primarily, after the independence and partion of India, which took place at midnight on 15th August, 1947. The protagonist and narrator of the story is Saleem Sinai, a telepath with a nasal defect, who is born at the exact moment that India becomes independent. Saleem Sinai's life then parallels the changing fortunes of the country after independence.


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