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Mukund S. Kulkarni - Professor of Finance and Director, School of Business Administration, Penn State Harrisburg

Book Title: A Fine Balance

Author: Rohinton Mistry

Book Description:

I am a professor of a business discipline (finance), but I read quite a lot. Good literature has always affected me profoundly. Of the few young writers of the current times, I have enjoyed reading Rohinton Mistry's work a lot. His novels remind me of classic Russian literature.

It has been more than three years since I read A Fine Balance; a story about two unlucky tailors whose life is affected by circumstances beyond their control. These circumstances arise due to certain decisions made by public and social policy makers. In other words, the novel provides a rich portrayal of a society with its rules and unwritten codes of conduct and the manner in which these affect the lives of individuals.

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