2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Memory and History in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children 


Katie Lucarz♦
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Saleem Sinai worries over the factual and historical errors in his memory within the Midnight's Children story. Locating my study within the postcolonial and postmodern theoretical framework, this essay will explore Saleem’s confusion of memory and history. Recalling Churchill’s adage “History is written by the victors”, I further look at how Midnight’s Children demonstrates the ways in which the “victor’s” history invalidates the memory of the people who lived through it. 

Keywords: Midnight's Children, Postcolonial, Postmodern, Saleem Sinai, memory, history

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 301-3
Location: MG 1000
Time: 1:30

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