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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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I hope to write something in my blog soon. After gaining a Ph. Where to Send Send your submissions strangs principal bhattercollege. May 12, Chinmoy Bordoloi rated it it was amazing. At the end of the year the issues will be printed as a Volume. This is one writer who shouldn’t go unread. As Satish Kumar says: Would have never come across this book had a well read bookseller not thrusted it upon me, assuring that – “In sahib ne s mien wo sab likh ke chod diya jo aap log abhi dhang se samajh bhi nahi paa rahe hain” – bolly roughly translates to “This guy could pen down the very stuff so beautifully in s which you are grappling to even come to terms with”.

To view it, click here. Dec 19, Afshaan rated it really liked it Shelves: The story is engaging and well written, joshhi typical Indianisms and a few literal translations from Hindi to English that are delightful. He seems to renounce the absurd society in the way the prince Siddharth biswzs his family and princedom for the spiritual growth. But, their paths and achievements are different.


A respectful treatment of one another is important to us. Nowhere is this epistemological excavation more complex than in representations of the postcolonial self. Arun Joshi has very effectively written of how a man frustrated from the ‘civilized’ society josh refuge in the ‘primitive’ life.

If you want to read good, proper Indian literature, the way Indian literature should be according to me, at leastplease make it a point to read this book. A beautiful and an amazing read this story was! This is a brief but useful analysis of the novel that might enable students to go to the novel. Dec 03, Prabhat rated it really liked it.

Though Billy was born into an aristocratic family, he dislikes organized life of civilized society. Aug 29, Dipu Darko rated it really liked it. Dec 16, Suhasini Srihari rated it it was amazing.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He feels dejected by the excessive materialism he sees around him-people hankering for money, unnecessary showoffs and extravagant lifestyles.

He lives a simple life, have calm desires and small wishes in the midst of Nature. She takes the pledge not to disclose the matter to anyone else. Ultimately, this reading will hte to access an understanding of the hierarchy of significations that inform our hermeneutic experience of narrative self-identity.

Will read the book, thanks to you. The narrator’s emotional attachment to the hero of the novel is commendable.

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This is what I have always dreamt of. His case is also strange to the point of view of the phony society as his extra-ordinary activities and rebellion to its value- system gags the mouths of its skeptic and materialistic people with utter amazement and perplexity.

First interaction between Billy a Romy. No trivia or quizzes yet. A Survey of Indian English Novel. See all formats and pricing Online. It created a new sense of meaning in him, resulting in reawakening of hope and peace of mind for the further journey of his soul. We need to understand them, think like them, nurture them and if possible – be like them.

You don’t see the country fit to live in perman It’s fascinating, and yet a tad shameful, that almost everyone who’s read this book had never heard of it until someone happened to tell them about it. The story tells us how one’s passion drives a person to reach his destination.

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But if all this is so, what explains his obscurity? The author of five novels, written mainly during biswae s, who won the Sahitya Akademi award for his penultimate book, The Last Labyrinthbarely registers as a name today. The Strange Case of Billy Biswas.