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Rohinton Mistry

Peter Morey

Abstract

Rohinton Mistry is the only author whose every novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Such a Long Journey (1991), A Fine Balance (1995) and Family Matters (2002) are all set in India's Parsee community. Recognised as one of the most important contemporary writers of postcolonial literature, Mistry's subtle yet powerful narratives engross general readers, excite critical acclaim and form staple elements of literature courses across the world. This study provides an insight into the key features of Mistry's work. It suggests how the author's writing can be read in terms of recent I ... More

Keywords: Rohinton Mistry, Man Booker Prize, Fine Balance, Family Matters, India, Parsee, postcolonial literature, Indian political history, migration, diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067143
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Morey, author