A Fine Balance [Rohinton Mistry] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles A Fine Balance has 92,533 ratings and 6,332 reviews. Z said: I stayed up all night to finish this book, because the climax is simply unputdownable. I aA Fine Balance is the second novel by Rohinton Mistry. Set in “an unidentified city” in India, initially in 1975 and later in 1984 during the turmoil of The Emergency. [2I’ve never encountered pages that took me so far, and removed me from my own way of life and way of thinking the way A Fine Balance did. Rohinton [Mistry] has been The time is 1975; the place is India, in an unnamed city by the sea. The corrupt and brutal government has just declared a State of Emergency, and the country is on A discussion of important themes running throughout A Fine Balance. Great supplemental information for school essays and projects.Rohinton Mistry; Born: Rohinton Mistry 3 July 1952 Mumbai, India: Occupation: Novelist: Nationality: Canadian: Alma mater: University of Mumbai University of TorontoFreeBookNotes found 3 sites with book summaries or analysis of A Fine Balance. If there is a A Fine Balance SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a A Fine Balance Summary & Study Guide Description. A Fine Balance Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.Quiet spoken, modest and absolutely sure of himself, Rohinton Mistry put a kibosh on our interview, unwittingly upsetting the balance of my carefully laid plans.