Mockery at Religion as Indicator of Postmodern Society in Rohinton Mistry's "Such A Long Journey"

Upasna Juneja


In this novel Such a Long Journey Rohinton Mistry aims at finding mockery elements and the reason for the misuse of religious symbols and ideologies through postmodern perspective and seeks to explore the elements of religious mockery present in the postmodern society. The novel not only delineates the dilemma of Marginalization, social segregation of Parsi community but also their declining faith towards religion. The novel also presents a postmodern critique to the traditional rituals like Lizard tail omen, the sacred painted wall and superstions. The realistic force transforms a simple middle class story into an apt religious mockery without any sacrilege. The analytic study will be meticulous examination of religious issues and cause for their downfall in religion.


Unbelief; irrationality; misery; expressionism; burlesque; atheism

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