Political Bureaucracy, Dogmatism And Infringement Of Human Rights In Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance
Keywords:Corruption, Violation of Human Rights, Emergency
The paper showcases how absolute power can corrupt leaders, who in the name of restoring order, unleash organised horror. While intended to target political opponents, it was the common man who suffer the most. Corruption, a prevalent issue, corrodes the social fabric and hinders the aspirations of ordinary individuals, caught between an unsympathetic system and personal dreams. Corruption recognized as a violation of human rights, akin to crimes such as torture and genocide. It infringes upon the basic rights of individuals, eroding human dignity. The paper examines how rampant corruption during the Emergency denied people access to justice, resulting in the violation of their human rights in Rohinton Mistry’s - a South Asian Diasporic Writer second novel A Fine Balance.