Abstract. Billy Biswas, the protagonist of Arun Joshi’s second novel, The Strange Case of Billy Biswas faces the problem of the barren, modern. literary milieu of the period to which Joshi belongs. Arun Joshi’s The Strange Case of Billy Biswas shows the process of alienation and rehabilitation via a 3- tier. The Strange Case of Billy Biswas (), which is chronologically the second novel of Arun Joshi (), shows his study of three different levels of life in .

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Leela Sabnis is a woman one recognises. A thought provoking novel, in which yhe normal and the abnormal, the ordinary and the extraordinary, illusion and reality, resignation and desire rub shoulders. Books by Arun Joshi.

You thought New Delhi was your destination. It is a poignant masterpiece of Indian literature that takes you on a man’s journey from following norms or trying to to eventually breaking free on his own terms in a society that has always followed convention. Arun Joshi is sttrange excellent narrator and the book gripped me from start to end. When I return from an expedition, it is days before I can shake off the sounds and smell of the forest. A respectful treatment of one another is important to us.

I get completely put off when I see biswsa Indian literature is written by authors who spend half, less, or none of their time in this country. The author of five novels, written mainly during the s, who won the Sahitya Akademi award for his penultimate book, The Last Bixwasbarely registers as a name today.


Volume 58 Issue 4 Octpp. Later on he is married with Situ.

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Dhunia, his best friend, and other primitives consider the Black Rock as their Master and when cse calls, man has to answer his call. Home Talk Property Beat. Feb 06, Aabid wani added it. May 12, Chinmoy Bordoloi rated it it was amazing. Scholarly findings or new insights into some area may be sent words.

Desani, Arun Joshi is another of my discovery of writers little known but who were actually great and had the power to positively change the world. Told from the point of view of Billy Biswas’s friend this book remains etched in my memory bixwas one that I thoroughly enjoyed and will read again and I read this book almost seven years back as part of my English class and I am eternally grateful to my teacher for introducing me to it.

The novel is quite intriguing, the language and the story itself is spun beautifully and bkswas upon topics like religion, the concept of normalcy, love, fate, and more.

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This exploitation of his real inner being makes him estranged and alienated; and never feels at home in the bourgeois society for he knows his innermost voice will go unheeded. As per the volume of contents, the articles will make an issue. The story is engaging and well written, with typical Indianisms and a few literal translations from Hindi to English that are delightful.


Mar 30, Raman Anurag rated it it was amazing. See all formats and pricing Online. But if you looking for some moral story or adventures story then its arjn for you. Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable.

Then why is Arun Joshi so little known? Nietzsche, Friedrich [].

Search Member Search Keyword. The hero of the story, Billy Biswas Bimal Biswas is in a constant search for his ‘actual’ purpose on earth and the force of the primitive voice is very strong in him that he leaves his luxurious life style and moves into the forest. Prices are subject to change without notice. His life as a tribal man is portrayed very differently from his life as a University Professor. Volume 55 Issue 4 Octzrun. Bilasia symbolizes the primitive force and ethos. But she breaks her promise and informs Meena and her family about the whereabouts of Billy.

Truth be told- it did leave me dazed and confused immediately after finishing it.

The novelist presents that difference between these two values-systems of India and their impacts upon the lives of these different societies.