The present paper studies the scattered identity of self in the novel Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. The concept of identity is perhaps the most misused in contemporary times. There has been a complex trajectory of identity studies from psychology to anthropology, individual to collective, and self to communal. Identity is a collaborative aspect of a set of characteristics that defines a person or a group. Identity is an essential aspect of life in contemporary times for every individual, and it affects everyone in one way or another. All individuals are concerned about their identity from a collective to a personal level. Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children presents the issue of displaced identity through the various characters and their struggle for survival.
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