• As English Short Stories Summary
    Maurice Shadbolt 5. A Horse and Two Goats RK Narayan 6. Journey Patricia Grace 7. To Da-Duh, In Memoriam Paule Marshall 8. Of White Hairs and Cricket Rohinton Mistry 9. Sandpiper Ahdaf Soueif 10. Tyres Adam Thorpe These notes are intended to give some background information on each author and/or...
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  • Stories
    representative of a number of such events which occurred in many places at many times in South Africa under apartheid. The companionship of the group of white men is compared with the solitary vulnerability of the ‘coloured man’ they hold captive, who displays a ‘mixture of dignity and contempt’ for his tormentors...
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    representative of a number of such events which occurred in many places at many times in South Africa under apartheid. The companionship of the group of white men is compared with the solitary vulnerability of the ‘coloured man’ they hold captive, who displays a ‘mixture of dignity and contempt’ for his tormentors...
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  • Alienation in Rohinton Mistry's Tale From Firozsha Baag
    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 experience of double...
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  • Eagrsfde
    Chronology i 1 Rohinton Mistry Mistrey_00_prelims 1 9/6/04, 4:05 pm ii Chronology C C ONTEMPORARY W W ORLD W W RITERS series editor john thieme already published in the series Peter Carey bruce woodcock Kazuo Ishiguro barry lewis Hanif Kureishi bart moore-gilbert...
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  • Of White Hairs and Cricket Analysis
    Of White Hairs and Cricket Rohinton Mistry 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. The...
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  • Rohinton Mistry
    INTRODUCTION 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 stories...
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  • Of White Hairs and Cricket by Rohinton Mistry
    The photograph of his wife made him feel lonely. So he threw it down. 9. What was Santiago’s recurring dream about? It was of lions playing on the white beaches of Africa, a scene he saw from his ship when he was a very young man. 10. How does he consider the sea? He considers it as a woman whose...
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  • Mistry's Life
    hinton Mistry was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, on July 3, 1952. A member of the Parsi religious community in India, he completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics and economics at the University of Bombay. In 1975 he moved to Canada, where he lived in Toronto and worked for a bank. Mistry eventually...
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  • Auspicious Occasion
    Occasion’ Tales from Firozsha Baag Rohinton Mistry “With a bellow Rustomji emerged from the WC.” (Mistry, 9) Thus begins Rohinton Mistry’s latest offering, an eleven-story collection detailing the lives of Parsis in Bombay and in North America. In the first story, Mistry employs his customary sardonic...
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  • Squatter
    Squatter by Rohinton Mistry is a short story depicting the challenges faced by immigrants in foreign countries. He is very clever in trying to get the message of this story across. Mr.Mistry shows the issues faced by immigrants in a humorous yet attention-grabbing manner. For example, Sarosh’s difficulty...
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  • Parents-Children Relationship in Swimming Lesson and Bend it Like Beckham
    the same family. In the article, because the parents were still in their own country, they have a different view from their son who lives in Canada (Mistry). Similarity, Jess’s family immigrated to England and the parents worried about their daughters’ forgot their own culture and grew up like “English...
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  • Fine Balance
    A fine balance ‘A Fine Balance’ is the title of Rohinton Mistry’s most renowned novel. However, what is the balance that needs to be maintained? Why must one have this balance? What happens if one does not maintain this balance? The answers to these questions are found in the lives of four diverse...
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  • American English
    first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. Houghton Mifflin (2003) ANG R MIS Rohinton MISTRY Family matters A. Knopf (2002) Nariman Vakeel, a seventy-nine-year-old Parsi widower, beset by Parkinson's disease and haunted by memories...
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  • A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
    Response Journal #1 I chose to read Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance, a story about four very different people living in India during a period of great civil unrest known as The State of Emergency. I found this book incredibly easy to get into because of the way Mistry writes. He seems to create the story...
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  • Mphil Paper
    Walker: Colour Purple 3. D.H.Lawrence : Rainbow UNIT – V 1. George Orwell:1984 2. Patrick White: Voss 3. Faulkner : The Sound and The Fury 4. Rohinton Mistry : Such a Long Journey...
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  • Books and author
    George Orwell Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton A Town like Alice Nevil Shute 51 . Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandeya The Tree of Man Patrick White Train to Pakistan Khushwant Singh Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe The Guide R. K. Narayan Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak To Kill a Mockingbird ...
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  • Must Read Books
    The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown 43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving 45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins 46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery 47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy 48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood 49...
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  • Books to Read
    George Orwell 29.  One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 30.  A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving 31.  The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins 32.  Anne of Green Gables - L M Montgomery 33.  Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy  34.  The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret...
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  • Book List
    Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown 42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez 43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving 44. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins 45. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery 46. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy 47. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood ...
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