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Midnight's Children by Salman RushdieRead about the other entries on the list.
It's the 1950s, and "lover-boys and their leading ladies" are not allowed to kiss in Indian films, but the premiere of Uncle Hanif's film The Lovers of Kashmir presents a titillating alternative. Pia and Nayyar, the delectable lovers, keep kissing not each other "but things": apples, mangoes, cups of tea. The audience begins "to give off a low buzz of shock".
Midnight's Children also appears among Sheena Iyengar's six best books and Luke Leitch's ten most successful literary sequels ever.