Writing the Nation in Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children: a Dialectical Interplay of Literary and Cinematic Text

Simran Preet Kaur1 & Kamaldeep Kaur2

1Assistant Professor, SMVD University. Email:

2Assistant Professor, GDC, Udhampur. Email:

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DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v10n1.16


The Adaptation of literary text is a significant endeavor that becomes a critical effort at revisiting the classics in the area of popular culture. In reworking of the classics, the dialogues are enunciated with an altered script while the narrative becomes more or less consistent. Cinematic as well as theatrical adaptations have proved to be an effective media of transposing meaning across historical times and cultures as they assist in reliving the text, making it a more inclusive enquiry. The present research is based on the hypothesis whether the film adaptation of classic manifests as a parody of the original text or adds a new facet to its time-tested aura. Further, it revisits the most popular assertion that the reworking of classic in form of its adaptation has been relegated to a cliquish study by literary professionals rather than for mass consumption.

Keywords: Adaptation; revisit; classic, reworking, consumption.