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Zoroastrian Ethical Imperative a Political Dimension - Rohinton Mistry |

Manjeet Kaur, Dr. Sunita Chaudhary, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Rohinton Mistry’s first twonovels, Such a Long Journey andA Fine Balance, appear to bearout this suggestion. Both have something of the political thriller about them,although, as always in Mistry’s writing, the operations of history are linkedto, and impinge on, humdrum, quotidian life. In the earlier novel, published in1991, political events put pressure on a family already under strain.2 GustadNoble becomes alienated from his disobedient elder son, his precious daughterfalls mysteriously ill, and he struggles with memories of a financially secureand emotionally stable past that only serve to highlight his family’s currentplight at a time of shortages and rationing.