Rohinton Mistry


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in Bombay, India
July 03, 1952

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Rohinton Mistry is considered to be one of the foremost authors of Indian heritage writing in English. Residing in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Mistry belongs to the Parsi Zoroastrian religious minority.

Mistry’s first novel, Such a Long Journey (1991), brought him national and international recognition. Mistry’s subsequent novels have achieved the same level of recognition as his first. His second novel, A Fine Balance (1995), concerns four people from Bombay who struggle with family and work against the backdrop of the political unrest in India during the mid-1970s. The book won Canada’s Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. It was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist
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A Fine Balance

4.35 avg rating — 113,811 ratings — published 1995 — 89 editions
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Family Matters

4.01 avg rating — 19,420 ratings — published 2002 — 48 editions
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Such a Long Journey

3.95 avg rating — 8,865 ratings — published 1991 — 46 editions
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Swimming Lessons and Other ...

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The Scream

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Threebies: Rohinton Mistry

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Squatter

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the collectors

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Firozeshah Bagh ke Kisse

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The More Important Things

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“The human face has limited space. If you fill it with laughter there will be no room for crying.”
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

“Flirting with madness was one thing; when madness started flirting back, it was time to call the whole thing off.”
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“...you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. In the end it’s all a question of balance.”
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