Humanistic study of the Untouchability in RohintonMistry’sA Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistryprovides a real insight into rural India. He exposes vividly the atrocities committed on the untouchables,inthethirdsection‘Ina VillagebyaRiver’ofhis novelA Fine Balance.Thisisparticularlythemostmovingdivisionofthenovel.Apainfulsketchofthelivesoflowercaste-IndianslivinginruralIndia-obtainsinthenovel. In the flashback, he throws light on the lives of Ishvar and his nephew Om. They belong to the Chamar caste of tanners and leather workers. Theypeel the skinof the dead animals and then work up on the hides to produce the leather goods.
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