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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Rohinton Mistry’s: A postcolonial humanist text


Author(s): Shipra Pathak and Dr. Anita Yadav

Abstract: Rohinton Mistry is widely acknowledged for his postcolonial approach to the marginalized. In his novels, he has not only highlighted the marginal position of the poor and the destitute in the Parsi community but also in the wider Indian society. In Family Matters, we find he locates the marginalized within the family set up also. The aged people are objects of neglect, more so in poor families where financing the upkeep of old people seems burdensome. As is his wont, Mistry shows the impact of dirty politics on ordinary, politically unattached lives. Politics is also responsible for the fall of the city of Bombay from a cosmopolitan to a ghettoized one. As an intellectual, Mistry cannot escape casting a glance at the declining numbers of the Parsi community and comes up with his views on the issue ty and how the community can forge links with other communities. For his focus on the Parsi identity, political suppression, and the weak and the destitute in society, Mistry comes out as a great postcolonial humanist.

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How to cite this article:
Shipra Pathak, Dr. Anita Yadav. Rohinton Mistry’s: A postcolonial humanist text. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2022;4(1):24-29.
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