At a glance:
- Author: Rohinton Mistry
- First Published: 1984
- Type of Plot: Psychological
- Time of Work: The 1980’s
- Setting: Bombay, India
- Characters: Daulat Mirza, Minocher Mirza, Najamai, Moti, A young man, A peripatetic vendor
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Memory, Tradition, Twentieth century, Manners or customs, 1980's, Asia or Asians, Death or dying, India or East Indian people, Funeral rites or ceremonies, Widows or widowers, Bereavement or grief, Apartment houses, Lamps
- Locales: Asia, India, Bombay, India
Told from a limited omniscient point of view, “Condolence Visit” focuses mostly on the inward consciousness of Daulat Mirza, a Parsi widow, and reflects her attitude of quiet defiance in the observance of the social customs and beliefs of her traditional community. Rohinton Mistry uses the flashback technique to fuse the present action with the widow’s intermittent remembrance of the past.
The story begins in the morning in the flat of Daulat Mirza, who lives in a Bombay apartment building known as Ferozsha Baag. She is the widow of Minocher Mirza, a...
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