Such a long journey by rohinton mistry faber, 339 pp, £1399, march 1991, isbn 0 571 16147 2 the parsis of bombay are pale, sometimes hunched, but always with long noses. About such a long journey it is bombay in 1971, the year india went to war over what was to become bangladesh a hard-working bank clerk, gustad noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. Such a long journey was my first experience of rohinton mistry’s work i usually enjoy novels set in india and this was no exception it concerns gustad noble the surname is significant for this is a fairly ordinary guy who tries to do the decent thing by his family and an old friend and ends up embroiled in a political scandal.
Rohinton mistry photo by shevaun williams “mistry writes with great passion, and his body of work shows the most compassionate and astute observations of the human condition, he is the author of three novels: such a long journey (1991), which won the commonwealth writers prize (overall winner,. Buy the mass market paperback book such a long journey by rohinton mistry at indigoca, canada's largest bookstore + get free shipping on fiction and literature books over $25 it is bombay in 1971, the year india went to war over what was to become bangladesh. ― rohinton mistry, such a long journey it is bombay in 1971, the year india went to war over what was to become bangladesh a hard-working bank clerk, gustad noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling.
A first novel from mistry (the notable story collection swimming lessons, 1989) about a family man in 1971 india who experiences a political scandal firsthand. Such a long journey by rohinton mistry it is bombay in 1971, the year india went to war over what was to become bangladesh a hard-working bank clerk, gustad noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. “he spent long hours meditating on the wisdom of loving living things which invariably ended up dead” ―from such a long journey (1991) by rohinton mistry it is. Such a long journey (1991) by canadian-indian author rohinton mistry follows one man’s experience of a political scandal in early 1970s india its themes include the tension between the personal and political spheres of life, ruthlessness, and gullibility. - the novel, such a long journey by rohinton mistry is set in the city of mumbai, india, during the year 1971 the book explores the journey of a parsi man named gustad noble and his relationships with others as he goes through the difficult times in his life.
Such a long journey is a 1991 novel by rohinton mistryit was shortlisted for the booker prize and won several other awards in 2010 the book made headlines when it was withdrawn from the university of mumbai's english syllabus after complaints from the family of the hindu nationalist politician bal thackeray. This item: such a long journey by rohinton mistry paperback $981 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom free shipping on orders over $25 details family matters by rohinton mistry paperback $1371 in stock ships from and sold by amazoncom free shipping on orders over $25 details. Rohinton mistry is the author of three novels, all of which have been shortlisted for the booker prize, and a collection of short stories, tales from firozsha baag his first novel, such a long journey, won the governor general's award, the commonwealth writers prize for best book, and the smithbooks/books in canada first novel award. Rohinton mistry not only is rohinton mistry's such a long journey a powerful, resonant, competent book, superbly evocative of the sights, smells and sounds of bombay but it also lays claim to being the first book of fact-based-fiction in the indian literary tradition, somewhat in the manner set forth by truman capote in in cold blood.
Such a long journey is the first novel from canada-based indian writer rohinton mistry it was short-listed for the booker prize (in 1991) as were his next two novels complex, but not long, it is the story of a middle-aged parsi man in 70's bombay, gustad noble, as he navigates his way through a maelstrom of. 1 such a long journey rohinton mistry’s such a long journey rohinton mistry’s part i objectives - to understand what is ‘diaspora’ and the literature associated with it - to know about the author, rohinton mistry - to understand the complexities, issues and themes in his novel, such a long journey. Find great deals on ebay for rohinton mistry shop with confidence.
Such a long journey themes the history of parsi's conclusion religion animals politics parsi's are a ethnic group member of the large subcontinent of india. 2 such a long journey rohinton mistry’s such a long journey rohinton mistry’s part ii major themes a critique of the theory of a united and secular nation state, of the government’s principle of unity in diversity and high morale: what the state preaches does not translate into constructive activity on the one hand, the state wants. An exploration of socio- political concerns in rohinton mistry’s such a long journey abstract social, political, and historical event continue to be a significant theme adopted by various writers throughout the world to reveal the situations that occurred in the past and continue till date. Such a long journey sees india's crisis with pakistan in 1971 and the corruption of the gandhi regime through the life of a bombay bank clerk, with the attention to character and story that have made mistry as popular a writer as he is admired.