In the Right Place at the Right Time: A Tale of Two Brothers, Rohinton and Cyrus Mistry
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This very brief, facetious short story says it all. It tells of the stark differences that characterize the literary life of Indian writers depending on their domicile. As the brothers share the same surname, to avoid confusion I shall now refer to the subjects of this essay as Rohinton and Cyrus respectively. Success came sporadically and gradually to Cyrus, while Rohinton has been rewarded with fame and fortune. Since fame and literary prosperity seem to have depended largely on Rohinton’s place of permanent residence, might one argue that he simply happened to be in the right place at the right time?
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