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Contexts and intertexts

Peter Morey

in Rohinton Mistry

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780719067143
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700587 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.003.0001
Contexts and intertexts

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This chapter introduces Rohinton Mistry, an Indian author whose work presents a repeated image of various kinds of journeys. It first presents some background information on his childhood and education in Bombay, India, showing that he became a writer almost by accident, and then identifies his sources of inspiration, including his Zoroastrian faith and childhood experiences. The chapter also addresses the controversy over the perceived privileging of Indian writing in English, and Mistry's current place in Canadian literature.

Keywords: Rohinton Mistry; journeys; sources of inspiration; Zoroastrian faith; childhood experiences; Indian writing; Canadian literature

Chapter.  9016 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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