[Hindustan Times] - Aditya tasted early success by successfully forcing vice-chancellor Rajan Welukar to pull Rohinton Mistry's book Such a Long Journey off the syllabus mid-term even while the semester papers were being set in So much flak did the VC receive at the
[Wall Street Journal (blog)] - I would also argue that Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance" has no business on any list of tragic novels: It may tell of harrowing poverty and adversity, but it's also a story of human fortitude and hope. Which reminds me that Shalom Auslander's most
[India Today] - I took heart from this, thinking of recent incidents at home - the debacle of Salman Rushdie's non-attendance at Jaipur, or Mumbai University dropping Rohinton Mistry from its English syllabus at the order of Bal Thackeray's grandson.
[The Independent] - The texture of this kind of extended family life will be familiar to fans of Vikram Seth and Rohinton Mistry, and at first it seems as if Scenes From Early Life will be no more than another charming tale of how mildly eccentric post-colonial characters
A Fine Balance is the second novel by Rohinton Mistry. Set in "an unidentified city" in India, initially in and later in during the turmoil of The Emergency, the book concerns four characters from varied backgrounds – Dina Dalal, Ishvar Darji, his nephew Omprakash Darji and the young student Maneck Kohlah – who come together and ...