A Journey from Despair to Hope in Rohinton Mistrys Such a Long Journey



This research article entitled A Journey from Despair to Hope aims the modes of resistance exhibited by Mistrys characters in Such a Long Journey whenever they are confronted with any contestation of power. Mistrys first novel appeared in 1991 and won a string of awards. Such a Long Journey, which revolves around a Parsi family in Bombay, was short-listed for the booker Prize and for the Trillium Award. It also won the Governor Generals Award, the Smith Books/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Mistry delineates the fluctuating fortunes of Gustad Noble, an affable middle-aged man of modest dreams and aspirations. While dealing with the communal life of the Parsis in post-Independent India, the novel also captures the socio-political-cultural turmoil the sixties and early seventies witnessed.

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