The award-winning novelist Rohinton Mistry is recognised as one of the most important contemporary writers of postcolonial literature. This study - the first of its kind - will provide scholars and students with an insight into the key features of Mistry's work. Peter Morey suggests how the author's writing can be read in terms of recent Indian political history, his native Zoroastrian culture and ethos, conventions of oral storytellling common to Persia and South Asia, and the experience of migration which now sees him living in Canada. The texts are viewed through the lens of diaspora and minority discourse theories to show how Mistry's writing is illustrative of marginal positions in relation to sanctioned national identities.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Series Editor's Foreword List of Abbreviations Chronology 1. Contexts and intertexts 2. 'Throbbing between two lives': The structures of migration in Tales from Firozsha Baag 3. Mistry's hollow men: Language, lies and the crisis of representation in Such a Long Journey 4. Thread and circuses: Performing in the spaces of city and nation in A Fine Balance 5. Running repairs: Corruption, community and duty in Family Matters 6. Critical overview 7. Conclusion - Rohinton Mistry: International man of stories Notes Select Bibliography Index