Padma or No Padma: Audience in the Adaptations of Midnight’s Children

  title={Padma or No Padma: Audience in the Adaptations of Midnight’s Children},
  author={Ana Cristina Mendes and Joel Kuortti},
  journal={The Journal of Commonwealth Literature},
  pages={501 - 518}
It is remarkable that what many consider as Salman Rushdie’s landmark work in fiction, Midnight’s Children, was first adapted to film only in 2012, 31 years after its publication. It was also the first of his works to be filmed. This is noteworthy given the novel’s cinematic self-awareness and the writer’s overt interest in acting and cinema, which he has reiterated over the years. Cinema, as a subject matter and a distinctive artistic language, resurfaces time and again in the pages of Rushdie… 
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