Moral dimensions in Rohinton Mistry’s “A fine balance”
K Shenbagapriya, T Poornima
Rohinton Mistry’s novel A Fine Balance was full of vivid images. The crisp verbal pictures do not detract but enhance the overall impact of the free-flowing storyline. The novel begins with the image of a woman at her sewing machine. The covering stories in this novel are neatly inter-woven. He uses memory and imagination to depict a wild period in Indian history. The author claims that his novels are not researched in formal sense of the word but that he relies on articles, newspapers and magazines to collect material. Author says, “The way the main characters the tailors Ishvar and Omprakash endure suggest that dignity is inherent in the heroic manner in which they strive to survive”.