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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Ultimately, this reading will attempt to access an understanding of the hierarchy of significations that inform our hermeneutic experience of narrative self-identity. Prices are subject to change without notice. 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.

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Arun Joshi, Billy Biswas, Nature T he longing for natural mode of existence is no mere fantasy or sentimental whim; it is consonant with fundamental human needs, the fulfillment of which although in different form is pre condition of our survival.

Living up to Death. Synopsis The narrator meets a person called Billy and becomes friends with him instantly. He never mocks the men and women whom he critiques. Come to our primitive world that will sooner or later overcome the works of man. Sep 21, Akshay Yardi rated it it was amazing.

But,maybe the calling is too great for them to ignore it. Arun Joshi is one kind of a person who understands them these beautiful species of Earth perfectly. Volume 60 Issue 4 Octpp. In order to escape from the agonies of life, he takes to anthropological expeditions to the various parts of India with his students. But his aarun in Delhi josbi not easy. His presence in this region makes him feel as though he were a tribal himself.


According to some accounts, Joshi was reclusive and publicity-shy.

Good philosophical ideas and debates. The plains of this region have 26 Vol. But even strangf the s and beyond, post-Rushdie, when Anita Desai, Khushwant Singh and others had moved to foreign or multinational brands, and Penguin India had set up shop, and publishing was starting to become the big-ticket affair it is today, Joshi was still with Orient. There are others who cannot do it. So is done stgange Billy. One morning Romi visits a hamlet, thirty miles away from the district headquarters.

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They have homely desires blly sturdy socio-cultural ethos. During one such visit, to a village in central India something remarkable happens and he disappears. The story is narrated from the perspective of Romesh Sahai, a friend of Billy’s. Bilasia and Maikala Hills attract the protagonist Billy Biswas more than the artificial and sophisticated atmosphere of Delhi. Volume aun Issue 4 Octpp. Billy is an affable guy with an aura of charm, delighting every one with his quick wits and engaging conversations.

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During their talk Billy does not reveal any repentance over his running away from Delhi. The depiction of these three levels of life reveals his explorations of three different worlds in the fiction through the strange case of Billy Biswas.


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He remained there till his death inand his books have stayed there ever since. He lives among the tribals and considers himself a tribal. Sharma, Susheel Kumar The story starts with the narrator meeting Billy Biswas as anthropology students in New York, continues to their journeys into becoming a professor and a civil servant and culminates in them meeting each other in extraordin Billy was treated by the humdrum society like it treats its rebels, hermits and seers.

Yet his themes are the most vitally contemporary of all our early English novelists, his characters vividly like us — English-speaking, urban, wracked with confusion — and the quality of his art and thought are both first-rate and arguably far superior to say Rushdie to whom Indian English writing is said to owe a great debt.

We sink and think we are swimming. Published almost four decades ago, no novel could be more acutely relevant to our times.

The Strange Case of Billy Biswas by Arun Joshi

Levels of life, slum life, advanced life, simple life, mystical urge, strange case, traditional values and modern values.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It opens up new line of thinking when get engrossed in it and the narrator literally put us into his place with his style of storytelling we keep flowing with each page into a different world which is is pure and free from all caase emotions.

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