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Vol.III Issue III

The Criterion: An International Journal in English

ISSN 0976-8165


September 2012


The Criterion: An International Journal in English

ISSN 0976-8165

Depiction of Parsi World – View in Select Short Stories of Rohinton Mistry’s
Tales from Firozsha Baag
B. Tamilselvi
Assistant Professor of English,
SFR College for Women,
Sivakasi – 626123.
Virudhunagar District.







Rohinton Mistry is an interesting case of a writer who, as a Parsi in India and as an
Indian in Canada, is part of minority or ethnic culture in both the countries. For him therefore,
the minority status is a felt and fated experience in both the worlds. It is not surprising therefore
that he does not attempt to focalize or problematize questions of marginality in his writings.
Mistry writes about the world he knows most intimately: the world of the Parsis of Bombay
within which he grew up.
There are so many Indian English Parsi writers like Saros Dara Cowasjee, Boman Desai,
Firdaus Kanga, Farrukh Dhondy, Dina Metha, Gieve Patel, Keki Nusserwanjee Daruwalla,
Rohinton Mistry and others. Their works exhibit consciousness of their community in a way that
the community emerges as protagonists to the background. Among the leading Parsi writers,
Rohinton Mistry pays more attention to the depiction of his community and his fictional works
are replete with numerous details of Parsi life culture and religion. Like all other Parsi writers,
Mistry is concerned with the preservation of the ethnic identity of his community. He presents
his community through the different narratives of his characters who invariably express their
concerns for the community and the changes that affect it. By focusing on their community in
their narratives, they preserve and protect themselves and thus throw light on the existing reality.
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