Midnight's Children is a 1981 novel by Salman Rushdie that deals with India's transition from British colonialism to independence and the partition of British India. It is considered an example of postcolonial literature and magical realism. The story is told by its chief protagonist, Saleem Sinai, and is set in the context of actual historical events as with historical fiction. But his style of preserving the history with fictional accounts was Self-reflexive which he himself explained with a term Chutnification. The frequent Intertextuality between his storyline and Bollywood films also gives it a flavor of a Pastiche. Therefore, this novel is also an example of Postmodern literature.