'Dream of the Red Chamber' judged 'Best Asian novel'
9. Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie (1980)
The Telegraph: "Magic realism meets postcolonial India in the ambitious, colourful and clever novel which was awarded the 'Booker of Bookers' Prize. Hero Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947: the second of India's independence and is endowed with an extraordinary talent."