Cyrus Mistry Books

arvind-patel Reviews


Cyrus mistry is well known author of India along with a playwright, journalist and shortstory writer. Cyrus won the DSC prize for south Asian literature for his book “Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer” in 2014. He has also written many documentaries and short-film story and one of his short story “Percy” made into Gujarati feature film. Let us discuss some books of Cyrus Mistry-


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The book “chronicle of a corpse bearer” is based on true story, which explore the theme of love, revenge and betrayal. Corpse bearer, the invisible community for all world except the Parsi community who lives in bombay, whose work is carry dead bodies of parsi person to the tower of silence. Eschewed from the Society and dreadfully poor nobody is ready to become their life-partner which raises much frustration among the members of their society. But here twist come when Phiroze, son of highly revered parsi priest, falls in love with daughter of corpse bearer “Sepideh”. The story does not end here Phiroze gets married to her. On this how society response on this uncommon love story? the way Cyrus written it gives readers heart-wrenching situation and stay with the reader beyond the pages.


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This is the tale of Jingo,a drifter who belongs to middle class parsi family, work as part time door to door market research and vague ambition to become to writer. But story turns when jingo while buying hashish altercate him with the brutal and corrupt policeman leads to hide out him in nehrunagar, slum on the outskirts of the city. Except these all problems jingo has a lot more in his mind like the destructive love of his life “christina”, his mother obsession towards his son who died before the birth of our hero, his father’s expectations to him and his guilt and sense of failure.

3. PASSION FLOWER – Seven stories of derangement

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As the name suggest this book consists seven short stories that are full of darkness, mystery, madness and characters that keep pendulate between reality and fantisy. Mistry way of telling story shows he is master of storyteller and enchant you through his words and surely, you live with for a while after put this book down.

Arvind Patel

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