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The elegant and compelling novel about a Pakistani man's abandonment of his high-flying life in New York an extraordinary portrait of a divided and yet ultimately indivisible world in America post-9/11. At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. He begins to tell the story of a man named Changez, who is living an immigrant's dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped...
Virgil Films & Entertainment
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
At the stroke of midnight on August 15th, 1947, as India declares independence from Great Britain, two babies are switched at birth by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. And so it is that Saleem Sinai, the illegitimat child of a beggar woman, and Shiva, the only son of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destinies meant for each other. Over the next three decades, Saleem and Shiva find themselves on opposite sides of many a conflict.