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The book provides short summaries of Rohinton Mistry's other works and a little bit of background about his life and inspirations. It
also includes the author's own interpretation of Mistry's A Fine Balance and his expert use of metaphors and symbolism that make
the story seem so rich and authentic. This book will allow readers to relate to Mistry more, understand his point of view and the
reason for his book better. As a reader, when more information is known about the author and his/her life and inspirations, a reader
is compelled to read more so they can build their own relationship with the author and the characters in his story. The reader will be
able to connect with the author and story and appreciate them more.
Takhar, Jennifer. Rohinton Mistry, "Writer From Elsewhere". 2 Oct. 2009
The beginning of this article is all about Indian politics and the newly developed government after India's independence. The
government was corrupt from almost the very beginning and it only got worse as time wore on. In the 1970's Prime Minister of India,
Indira Gandhi announced a state of emergency without consulting her cabinet. This made life even more difficult for the main
characters in Rohinton Mistry's book, A Fine Balance, who were already having a hard time. The article expresses that A Fine
Balance was about the characters' private lives mixing with public history and allows for better comprehension of the story.
Thokkadam, Seby V. Arundhati Roy, A Life Full of Beginnings and No Ends.2 Apr. 2003. 2 Oct. 2009
This article is for the most part a biography of Arundhati Roy. It contains excerpts from an actual interview with Arundhati Roy
herself in which she talks about her childhood experiences and her thoughts on life, culture and India. She shares some information
about herself and her past. When a reader learns about the author and their life, it allows that person to relate to the author and
understand where they are coming from and what they are talking about. People feel more involved in the story when they know
that Roy is using some of her own experiences to shape her story, such as her childhood in Kerala.The children in her story also grow
up in Kerala.
Arundhati Roy: Necessary, but wrong. The Economist. 30 July 2009. 2 Oct.
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This article is about someone who disagrees with Roy accusing her of exaggerating and that all she does is complain and bad-mouth
the Indian government and of its policies rather than helping find solutions to India's problems. She has little advice to offer about
India's economic policy yet she continues to nag about it. This anonymous author advises her to do some more research and really
know what she is talking about before she makes too many bold statements she may regret. However, Arundhati Roy is a very
determined women who will speak what is on her mind.