Rohinton Mistry's sociological approach in 'Tales from Firozsha Baag

Batra, Jagdish (2021) Rohinton Mistry's sociological approach in 'Tales from Firozsha Baag. Contemporary Vibes, 17 (65). pp. 13-16. ISSN 09751750

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Rohinton Mistry has been hailed for his artistic acumen which gets displayed in the novels Such a Long Journey, A Fine Balance, Family Matters, and The Scream. His focus, in the main, has been the Parsi community to which he belongs and its relationship with the non-Parsi society – mainly Indian – amidst which they live. While the novels have fascinated readers and critics alike, the collection of short stories titled Tales from Firozsha Baag – Mistry’s first offering – has not received the attention that it deserves. This anthology is a study of a Parsi enclave that is not an ideal one but real enough with all its follies, foibles and fine points. Apart from the local level, the diasporic level also comes into the picture. The purpose of this paper is to outline the sociological approach of the writer in dealing with the issues of Parsi lifestyle, identity, values, religious practices, etc.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Parsi society | Parsi identity | Lifestyle | Zoroastrianism | Population decline | Parsi faith
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Arts and Humanities (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Cultural Studies
JGU School/Centre: Global Languages Centre
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2022 07:49
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2022 07:49
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