Tales from Firozsha Baag

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Tales From Firozsha Baag is a collection of 11 short stories by Rohinton Mistry about the residents of Firozsha Baag, a Parsi-dominated apartment complex in Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Mistry's first book, it was published by Penguin Canada in 1987.[1] Although all the stories deal with the same location, many were written without the aim of being collected in the same volume.


  • "Auspicious Occasion"
  • "One Sunday"
  • "The Ghost of Firozsha Baag"
  • "Condolence Visit"
  • "The Collectors"
  • "Of White Hairs and Cricket"
  • "The Paying Guests"
  • "Squatter"
  • "Lend Me Your Light"
  • "Exercisers"
  • "Swimming Lessons"


  • 1983 First Prize, Hart House Literary Contest for "One Sunday" (short story)
  • 1984 First Prize, Hart House Literary Contest for "Auspicious Occasion" (short story)
  • 1985 Annual Contributors' Prize, Canadian Fiction Magazine