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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This song also depicts their deep attachment with their traditional values and paganism. Twilight of the Idols. His presence in this region makes him feel as though he were a tribal himself.

The Strange Case of Billy Biswas by Arun Joshi

Apr 20, Komal rated it liked it. In order to escape from the agonies of life, he takes to anthropological expeditions to the various parts of India with his students. His case is also strange to the point of view of the phony society as his extra-ordinary activities stange rebellion to its value- system gags the mouths of its skeptic and materialistic people with utter amazement and perplexity. Prakash Book Arhn, Sep 21, Akshay Yardi rated it it was amazing.


A Psychograph of an Alienated Hero. Now he is happy in spite of meager resources, as he has no high ambition. ISSN — www.

Bilasia and Maikala Hills attract the protagonist Billy Biswas more than the artificial and sophisticated atmosphere of Delhi. What got me was the superficiality, the sense of values. Why do you want to go back?

Dec 19, Afshaan rated it really liked it Shelves: He wants to live in a society, which could grant him internal peace and happiness. May 12, Chinmoy Bordoloi rated it it was amazing.

The Strange Case of Billy Biswas

In the Maikala Hills, he is fascinated by Bilasia and simple johsi of the primitives. I see a room full of finely dressed men and women seated on downy sofas strsnge while I am looking at them under my very nose, they turn into a kennel of dogs yawning [their large teeth showing] or snuggling against each other or holding whiskey glasses in their furred paws He left it because he could not make compromise with this social-system, which was morally, ethically and spiritually barren and debased.

Living up to Death. Glimpses of Indo-English Fiction. Ghosh, Tapan Kumar There is no conclusive idea in the novel, just a narration of the state of affairs which anyways is, thought provoking. The first excerpt is expressive of his feeling as an outsider in the civilized world: Trivia About The Strange Case Articles in EnglishVolume 1. It had been disposed of in the only manner that a human society knows of disposing its rebels, its seers, its true lovers.


This is both tragic and not surprising at all. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

This is a book about a man who was fed up and hated civilized society in Delhi. The primitive terrain has its own cultural, ethical, moral and religious values. And Joshi explores the muddle of our English-speaking elite, up and down through his first four novels.

I googled Arun Joshi and still dont know as to why this man has gone into an oblivion. This is one writer strqnge shouldn’t go unread.

The strange case of Arun Joshi – The Hindu

He finds himself a misfit in this civilized world, and in search of a place where he could fit in and feel at home. Cass 56 Issue 4 Octpp. A thought provoking novel, in which the normal and the abnormal, the ordinary and the extraordinary, illusion and reality, resignation and desire rub shoulders.

By using the comment function on degruyter. The Labyrinth of Life. Volume 64 Issue 4 Decpp.