Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2016)
Comparative study of rohinton mistry’s life and works
Author(s): Devidas Adhar Pardhi
Abstract: This study is intended to work on the social, political and cultural issues in the Fiction of Rohinton Mistry. Rohinton Mistry‘s works seeks to evolve a vision that involves both the group of people -centered existence of the Parsis and their involvement with the wider national framework. His novels are concerned with the experience of the Parsi in India. Mistry, re-narrates the history of his group of people and country as it has been in the post-Independence era. This reparation of history in a way depicts consciousness of anxieties and aspirations, perils and problems of existence of individual, communal and national issues. Mistry has in this sense, successfully exploited some historical points of post- Independence era and endeavored to re-think them and re-narrate about his group of people and country through the various narratives woven in the novel. His works slowly starts from a relation, proceeding gradually outwards along with the development of the characters and gradually widens into the social, cultural, and political backdrop. The ambiguous and ambivalent lives are the consequence of identity crisis and conflicts faced by the diasporic people. Many times when a person adopts a new world, (s) he is victim of that ignorance due to which (s) he becomes a secondary creature in a foreign land. The same thing comes out in the cases of the Parsis in Parsi literature, “both the Parsis who sought greener pastures in the West and those who stayed all in India have experienced identity crisis and confusion”.