Study Guide

Midnight's Children Characters

By Salman Rushdie

Saleem Sinai

[Nicknames: Snotnose, Stainface, Baldy, Sniffer, Buddha, Piece-of-the-Moon.]Pompous. Funny...

Padma Mangroli

Poor Padma. Why did you have to fall in love with someone as lame as Saleem? You could've done so...

Shiva

You shouldn't like Shiva, but is he really all that bad? Let's think about it. Okay, he did slice...

Mian Abdullah a.k.a. The Hummingbird

Mian Abdullah, the man who could make people get erections just by humming. Now there's a claim...

Grandpa Doctor Aadam Aziz

It all begins here. Aadam's the patriarch. Head honcho. Big Mack daddy. Whatever word you want to...

Grandma Naseem Aziz née Ghani a.k.a. The Reverend Mother

Naseem, whatsitsname, Aziz is the undisputed, whatsitsname, matriarch of the Aziz family and she...

Uncle Hanif Aziz

Hanif is the cool uncle. He's a movie director. His wife is a beautiful actress. He has no kids,...

Pia Aziz

Two words: Aishwarya Rai. A few more words: beautiful, dramatic, flirt, bow-chicka-wow-wow. Pia...

Amina Sinai née Mumtaz Aziz

Who shape shifts more than Saleem's mom? It could've been aunt Alia. It could have been Vanita,...