69 Stimulating Quotes By Rohinton Mistry Which Will Help You To Strike A Fine Balance In Life
Rohinton Mistry left India and settled in Canada but his stories and the themes revolve around India and this tells us how rooted he was to his country. After completing his graduation from University of Bombay, he travelled to Canada and joined the University of Toronto from where he completed his second degree in English and Philosophy, along with working at a bank.
As found in his journal Rungh, one of the reasons why he left India was because this was what was expected by people,
“That's how success is defined by Indians. So that is why I say that coming to Canada was in some ways decided for me.”
Mistry, who is always seen as a calm and witty author, once lost his cool in 1997, at a photoshoot by the New Yorker magazine, where 11 India authors were invited.
It had been six years since author Amit Chaudhuri (who was also invited to the event) had written a review about Mistry’s book ‘Such A Long Journey’ in the London Review of Books stating,
“The Parsees of Bombay are pale, sometimes hunched, but always with long noses… and a bad temper which one takes to be the result of the incestuous intermarriages of a small community.”
It was evident that Rohinton Mistry was trying hard to keep his calm, but when Chaudhuri approached Ardashir Vakil, Mistry could not hold back his anger anymore. At the spur of the moment he asked Chadhuri, "How could you have written that piece?”
We are sure the author was taken aback by this sudden question, and we also know from this that it truly hurt Mistry.From the author who knows how to maintain a balance in life, here are some striking quotes which will teach us the art.