From the Back Cover:
In Rohinton Mistry’s internationally acclaimed A Fine Balance, the abuses of political power threaten to destroy the dignity of the individual. Set against the emergency measures imposed by Indira Gandhi in the mid-1970s, the novel follows the lives of four unlikely people as they struggle “to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.”
Originally published in 1995, A Fine Balance is a warning about the human terrors that await a society without compassion. It is also, at the same time, a testimony to the enduring greatness of the human spirit.