A Fine Balance
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A Fine Balance  (English, Paperback, Mistry Rohinton)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Genre: Drama
    • ISBN: 9780571230587, 057123058X
    • Pages: 624
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    Set in mid-1970s India, A Fine Balance is a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. It is a breathtaking achievement: panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local delight; and, above all, compulsively readable.
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    • Faber & Faber
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    • 37 mm
    Height
    • 198 mm
    Length
    • 126 mm
    Weight
    • 473 gr
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    4.3
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    1

    Terrible product

    I have received a pirated copy of this book. The seller is Fiftybooks. Very bad paper & printing quality. Even the author's name is printed wrong.The packaging was equally bad. Such sellers should never be allowed to do business here.
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    Mir Rubain Shahin

    Certified Buyer, Malda

    Apr, 2018

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    Unequivocal and Resplendent

    This book contains the most sincere and literary depiction of India, I have read so far. Mistry has done a fine job in blending in the raw underlying emotions of his characters with the readability of the text as opposed to excessive gruesome details(like say Tarun Tejpal's The Story of My Assassins),or only just touching the surface, depriving it of any hostile images and hence painting a slightly inaccurate picture(like say Anita Desai's Village by the Sea). The thing I most like about this...
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    PCM

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    Jun, 2012

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    This is brutal. Not for the faint of heart.

    I am not an authority on books about India. Neither have I read a dozen of them. I was someone missing Shantaram to whom this was recommended. What I expected from Fine Balance was a comical heart rendering look at the Mumbai system of life in the 70's or so. Or maybe I expected a detail on Parsi's and their lives when it started. It is nothing like anything i have ever read, this is not Shantaram. There is no mafia that is needed as per this book since the Government were enough to be mafia ...
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    Harkanwar Anand the first

    Jul, 2014

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    A Masterpiece

    There are books which makes you feel proud about contemporary Indian writing. This is one of them.
    Set against the backdrop of National Emergency of ‘70s it tells the story of four people whose life got intertwined because of a house that they had to share in the bustling and crowded city of Mumbai.

    Dina Dalal is a middle aged widow whose deteriorating financial condition forces her to rent out a part of her house to Maneck, the college going son of her friend from school. Circumstances also...
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    Srikant Kuanar

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    Jan, 2012

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    Pirated Copy

    2 stars only for book being an excellent reading but about 25 pages were missing.
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    ujjwal pandey

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    Jul, 2018

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    Cheat

    The seller is a criminal .He is selling pirated version. It is high time flipkart take the initiative to kick such criminal out of their platform before things go too far.
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    subrata naskar

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    Jul, 2018

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    Unsatisfactory

    I had ordered the book from the seller fiftybooks and received a pirated copy of 'The Fault in our Stars by John Green'. Selling a pirated book in any form is a cognisable offence. Requesting Flipkart to take strict action against the seller as it is not only duping us customers but also the reputation of the company.
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    Chirag Shah

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    Mar, 2018

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    5

    Simply awesome

    ok
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    Hawtoo Khoiyang

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    10 months ago

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    5

    Just wow!

    very good
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    Chiranjeeb Das

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    Nov, 2018

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    4

    Delightful

    The book is very well written. The author has done a good job showcasing the torture that lower caste people had to endure in past and when casteism started to disappear, how it hold itself in the villages for a long time. Though caste discrimination is an important part of the book, the book is not all about that. Instead it is about how strangers can form bonds which surpasses all blood relations. The constant misfor...
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    Prateek Goyal

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    Jul, 2018

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