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A Fine Balance

13 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Rohinton Mistry

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Author: Rohinton Mistry
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Knopf (November 30, 2001)
5 reviews about A Fine Balance
review by . June 14, 2010
   The story gives a realistic portrayal of the hardships in India as a result of the caste system that even today seems to effect how Indians live. The characters seem to come together to make the best out of life, which shows the reader that people can still connect during difficult times.The way Mistry describes the characters adds charm and causes the reader to sympathize with them.   Dina Dalal also known as Aunty Dalal lives a life of uncertainty as a tailor and widow who …
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Well-written, uplifting and depressing at the same time, a book that's hard to put down.
review by . March 13, 2009
A Fine Balance
This layered novel of India is a vivid portrayal of hardship, grief, passion and hope. Mistry's love of India shines through even the darkest passages, unflinching. His four main characters carry the entire story: Maneck, a student; Dina "Aunty" Dalal, a widow; and Ishvar and Omprakesh, who have abandoned their caste as tanners to become tailors. The tailors, the most destitute of all the characters, carry a message of hope as they overcome each obstacle life places in their path.     These …
review by . June 06, 2003
A FINE BALANCE is a novel of epic proportions - in length and in subject and in creativity. Rohinton Mistry writes with magisterial style, weaving spells with the English language as a matrix for the languages of India, conveys with thunderous impact the incredible poverty and fragile line between living/existing/thriving in a country beseiged with political squalor and sociologic catastrophe of the extant caste system, and yet despite this cinerama canvas of 'life in India' in the mid-1970s his …
review by . January 23, 2002
This layered novel of India is a vivid portrayal of hardship, grief, passion and hope. Mistry's love of India shines through even the darkest passages, unflinching. His four main characters carry the entire story: Maneck, a student; Dina "Aunty" Dalal, a widow; and Ishvar and Omprakesh, who have abandoned their caste as tanners to become tailors. The tailors, the most destitute of all the characters, carry a message of hope as they overcome each obstacle life places in their path. These four people …
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