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‘Throbbing between two lives’
The structures of migration in Tales from Firozsha Baag

This chapter discusses Mistry's first book, Tales from Firozsha Baag, a collection of linked short stories, noting that this book introduces symbols, themes and techniques which can be seen in his later writings. It describes the writing styles and techniques that Mistry used in this book, including his even and engaging tone, which has become characteristic of his writings, and takes a look at the short stories and the short-story cycle in the book, which has features such as the thematic and symbolic patterns of recurrence and development.

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