What is the summary for Tales from Firozisha Baag by Rohinton Mistry?

What is the summary for Tales from Firozisha Baag by Rohinton Mistry?

What is the summary for Tales from Firozisha Baag by Rohinton Mistry?

What is the summary for Tales from Firozisha Baag by Rohinton Mistry?

Since this is a book of short stories, a summary is not possible except a summery of the overall effect.This is one of the best books of short stories I have read in a very long time.  In his novels, Mistry uses a central motif or image to tie his stories together.  In Such a Long Journey, it is the wall, whereas in A Fine Balance, it is the quilt.  In the short story “Swimming Lessons” in the collection Tales From Firozsha Baag it is the apartment complex called Firozisha Bagh.We meet a variety of people who live in the complex.  In one story one may be a major character yet in another a minor character but what is more important for a western reader is that these people are our neighbors too despite the fact that they live in India.  Their stories are our stories, too.In summary, the book is a slice of life.
What is the summary for Tales from Firozisha Baag by Rohinton Mistry?