Midnight’s Children

Midnight’s Children


Salman Rushdie

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Aadam Aziz’s Father Character Analysis

The owner of a gemstone business who becomes housebound after a stroke, leaving his wife, Aadam’s mother, to tend to his professional affairs. Aadam returns to Kashmir after medical school to find his father permanently afflicted by his stroke, and his mental status gradually worsens until he spends most of his time making bird sounds, calling in several types of birds on a daily basis. Aadam’s father falls ill and dies early in the story, followed soon by his wife.
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Aadam Aziz’s Father Character Timeline in Midnight’s Children

The timeline below shows where the character Aadam Aziz’s Father appears in Midnight’s Children. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1: The Perforated Sheet
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Upon his return to Kashmir, Aadam finds his father housebound after a stroke and his mother, having exited purdah, running the family’s gemstone business.... (full context)
Book 1: Mercurochrome
British Colonialism and Postcolonialism Theme Icon
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Aadam’s father falls ill and dies, and his mother follows shortly after. Ilse Lubin comes to Kashmir... (full context)