Redefining Stereotypes
Bhaskar Ghose
PASSION FLOWER: SEVEN STORIES OF DERANGEMENT by Cyrus Mistry Aleph Book Company, New Delhi, 2015, 208 pp., 495
September 2015, volume 39, No 9

If any evidence were needed to establish that Cyrus Mistry is one of the finest writers in India today reading just one of his tales from his collection of short stories will be more than enough. Each of his stories is intensely perceived and documented dispassionately, leaving the reader the license to react emotionally and rationally.
Mistry has chosen some strange characters for his stories, but that’s why he calls it seven stories of derangement. They aren’t normal, any of them; but then, you begin to wonder what being normal means. He takes you back to stereotypes and makes you look at them again.

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