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Running repairs: corruption, community and duty in <i>Family Matters</i>

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/9780719067143.003.0005
Running repairs: corruption, community and duty in Family Matters

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This chapter examines the ‘Pandora's Box’ of corruption and religious majoritarianism that serves as the background to Mistry's Family Matters, a novel which takes place against the backdrop of communalist politics and corruption. It stresses that while Family Matters does not have the power and scope of A Fine Balance, it is still able to continue the study of the interconnected spaces of a multitudinous nation, as well as the intersubjective processes of storytelling which can be found at the centre of Mistry's oeuvre.

Keywords: corruption; religious majoritarianism; Family Matters; communalist politics; interconnected spaces; storytelling; oeuvre

Chapter.  9652 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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