Following the popularity of films and TV programmes set in India, the Central Mobile Libraries theme for Norfolk’s Great Big read will be Anglo-Indian Literature and History. Look out for Midnight’s Children, a tale of mystery and magic set at the time of India’s Independence. Or if you prefer nonfiction – The essential writings of Mahatma Gandhi will give you some food for thought.
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (reserve here)
Summary: This is a many-layered narrative in which the complexities of the Indian sub-continent are projected through the minds of many characters. Comic, tragic and fantastic by turns, this is the novel which revolutionised English fiction..
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