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A novel set in india during the emergency, by the author of such a long journey. A fine balance, rohinton mistrys stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid1970s india. Set in an unidentified city in india, initially in 1975 and later in 1984 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 develop a bond. Not only is 40ish old maid sherry butler unaware of how far into a rut shes fallen, shes oblivio. Buy a cheap copy of a fine balance book by rohinton mistry. This fouract comedy is an adult fairy tale of sorts, brought to life by barries charming imagination and ability to weave between reality and fantasy. Free download or read online a fine balance pdf epub book. Though mistry is too fine a writer to indulge in polemics, this second novel. Dedicated efforts of ngos and forest officers to attain ecobalance for last surving asiatic lions. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading a fine balance vintage international.
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