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A Fine Balance
- Written by: Rohinton Mistry
- Narrated by: Vikas Adam
- Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers - a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village - will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future.
no words to describe
- By Abdulrehmankhan on 19-04-20
Unexplored India to most of the Indians
First time I read this book of Mr Rohinton. He’s not only a genius storyteller, also a novelist having all good qualities by which someone become timeless by his writings. How the vernacular writers expressed this particular time of cruelty and emptiness of India after Independence, it may not be quite known to me, but it is my straight guess that they might not be able to picture such savage with continuous political commentary without hindering their Finest Political Balance which they have achieved and practised over decades in modern India. Hats off Mr Rohinton for his out and out fearless and such humane documentation. Your writing makes my eyes Watery Sir.