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A Fine Balance Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Dina's flat

Originally Rustom's family flat but inherited by Dina after his death, this is where Dina and Maneck live, and where Ishvar and Om eventually move in, and where the sewing business is run from.

Vishram Vegetarian Restaurant

This is the restaurant where Ishvar and Om regularly have their tea, which becomes Shankar's new hangout.

Nusswan's house

The house that Dina grew up in and returns to after she is kicked out of her apartment.

The hut in the slums

Ishvar and Om's home before it was flattened by the government.

The doorway of the chemist shop

Where Ishvar and Om slept while they were homeless.

Mumtaz Tailoring

The shop where Ishvar, Om and his father, Narayan, were all apprentice tailors, and where Ishvar and Narayan practically grew up.

The Village

Ishvar and Om's hometown.

The Mountains

This is the area where Maneck and his family lived...

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