Interrogating the Caste System of India in the Work of Rohinton Mistry
This study includes textual analysis and interpretation of the work of Rohinton Mistry. The writing of Mistry in this paper is seen through the lens where one critic the idea of “Unity in Diversity”, majorly focuses on the idea of caste differentiation prevailing in India. Although A Fine Balance came out in 1995, the background story is of India’s Emergency in 1975-1977. Choosing this dark period of India’s history, Mistry makes one doubt if all the oppression was always brought to the country from outside? as the major minorities felt like strangers in the dominant narrative of nationalism. This paper is an attempt to understand the dystopic world where the unequal network of power relations gives no hope even to dream of justice or the poetic of utopia.
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