Rohinton’s tales from firozsha baag is a book of eleven inter-related short stories it it deals with the parsi residents in an apartment complex ‘firozsha baag’ in mumbai. A strange place but as rohinton mistry writes in tales from firozsha baag: “the world can be a bewildering place, and dreams and ambitions are often paths to the most pernicious of traps” (203) sometimes fantasy clashes with reality unable to adapt themselves to a new world, they experience a sense of loss, alienation and nostalgia.
Liness and alienation among the immigrants in order for human rohinton mistry was born in bombay in 1952, of parsi origin he emigrated to canada in 1975 to him, his home city in 1997, mistry’s collection of stories ‘tales from firozsha baag’ was published in this he describes the daily life of the parsi. Mistry, therefore, successfully evokes a sense of loss and nostalgia in the immigrant’s experience and the alienation of parsis in india set in an alien setting in canada and at home in bombay, tales from firozsha baag offer insights in dramatizing the parsi world view, in relation to the levels of ‘assimilation’ and westernization.
As mentioned earlier, rohinton mistry’s short stories collection (tales from firozsha baag) is his first published work which together describes the daily life of the parsi residents in a bombay apartment block the stories concern themselves with the ordeals, sufferings and the particular characteristics and mannerisms of bombay parsis. Nostalgia, alienation, diaspora, politics and marginalization form the basic tenet of rohinton mistry's novels such a long journey is one of the important works by mistry which explore the various aspects of india like culture, community, administration, society, life, and faith of the parsi community.
In tales from firozsha baag, rohinton mistry draws a make-believe parsi world, firozsha baag, in the city of bombay he creates it with all its religion, customs, traditions, conventions, culture and even their food habits the parsis that reside in firozsha baag are different because of their religious practices and values. Rohinton mistry’s canadian tales” makes an observation: while most minority migrant writers speak of their experiences of alienation in canada, mistry as a canadian of parsi ethnicity, has. The way rohinton mistry describes parsi habits and customs is unique to him another quality that characterizes the indian diasporic writer is the way in which s/he copes with the new community or country if the person is a first generation migrant, s/he is obsessed with the home left behind and haunted by a feeling of rootlessness and alienation.
Rohinton mistry’s only two works have been selected for the purpose of this research they are: 1) tales from firozsha baag (1987) 2) a fine balance (1995. Tales from firozsha baag rohinton mistry indian-born canadian short-story writer and novelist the following entry presents criticism on mistry's short story collection tales from firozsha baag. Mistry’s fidelity towards the mirroring of the real facts about indian diaspora has thus stamped him as one of the greatest indo-canadian writers to be always in the vault of the literary world references dodiya, jaydipsingh, perspectives on the novels of rohinton mistry, new delhi, sarup & sons,2006 print. An exploration of socio- political concerns in rohinton mistry's such a long journey abstract social, political, and historical event continue to be a significant theme adopted by various writers throughout the world to reveal the situations that occurred in the past and continue till date.
Such a long journey rohinton mistry’s part i that is why such writers speak of alienation, loneliness, rootlessness, exile, cultural conflicts and at times of a sense of rejection by the host country when their efforts at rohinton mistry’s short stories collection (tales from firozsha. Rohinton mistry’s family matters: a journey towards thematic exploration dipankar parui assistant professor department of english, hijli college, po- hijli co-operative, kharagpur-721306, west midnapur, west bengal.