OLDMAN AND THE SEA
Self-check Questions and Answers
1. How many days had Santiago gone without catching fish?
He has gone eighty-four days.
2. What do Manolin’s parents call Santiago? Why?
They call him ‘Salao’ which means ‘the worst form of unlucky’ as Santiago
was like this.
Of White Hairs and Cricket
The subject of mortality and acceptance of the pure reality is explored in this passage through the innocence of the narrator and his growing acceptance. The story drops the reader into a scene where the boy is plucking his ageing father’s grey hairs.
Rohinton Mistry’s first volume, a collection of linked short stories was published in the United States as Swimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozeshah Baag and in Canada and the United Kingdom as Tales from Firozeshah Baag. It is a collection of eleven interrelated stori
ALIENATION THEME IN ROHINTON MISTRY’S TALES FROM FIROZSHA BAAG
Rohinton Mistry is a Parsi Zoroastrian and as a person whose ancestors were forced into exile by the Islamic conquest of Iran, he was in Diaspora even in India. Like other Parsi writers, his writing is informed by this...