Politics in Rohitan Mistry’s A Fine Balance


  • Dr. Rupam Kumari Assistant Teacher G.A. Inter School Vaishali, Bihar, India


Identity, Politics, Gender, Caste, Suppression, Power oppression.


Rohinton Mistry is an Indian writer of Parsi Origin in English. Right now, he is residing in Canada. He migrated to Canada in his early twenties. He migrated there with the intention to become a pop singer, but there was something else awaiting him. He gained prominence in the field of English writing by his novel A Fine Balance (1995). The popularity of the novel can be judged from the fact that he was short-listed for the prestigious Booker prize in 1996. This novel is hailed as landmark in the history of Indian fiction as also in Indian Canadian writing. His political and social activism gets reflected in this novel as condemnation of Indian democracy.


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Mistry, Rohinton. A Fine Balance, New Yourk: Vintage International Edition, 1997 Print.
Ball, John. ‘Taking the Measure of India’s Emergency’ Toronto Review of Contemporary writing Abroad, 1996. PP. 83. print.
McLay, Robert. ‘Rohinton Mistry talks to Robert McLay’. Wasafiri, 23. Spring (1996), print.




How to Cite

Kumari, D. R. (2020). Politics in Rohitan Mistry’s A Fine Balance. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 8(4), 157-165. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/10532