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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Bilasia symbolizes the primitive force and ethos. We are usually not very tolerant of people who leave their families and responsibilities and go away to find their own salvation, in their own way. It is one of those books that paid off all the syrange that I had and more.

There are others who cannot do it. Full-fledged critical articles words. This is caae book about a man who was fed up and hated civilized society in Delhi. Actually, he is hallucinated by the vision with which the great explorers, the sages and the mystics pass during their turbulent days.

The story has strange incidents that tell us something very peculiar about human mind. I ended up reading one of the most compelling, contemplating and thought provoking Indian novel by a writer who for godforsaken reason remained quite unknown to mass or even literature loving crowd.

Before dying, Billy labeled the civilized society with his last words: The Joshj Case of Billy Biswas.

The Strange Case of Billy Biswaswhich is chronologically the second novel of Arun Joshishows his study of three different levels of life in the present world depicting mediocre slum life in Harlem in New York, highly advanced life in Delhi and subsistence level of life in the Maikala Hills in Satpura region. For Billy the modern civilization is degenerate, shallow and self-centered:. This leads to his total sense of alienation and isolation from his hiswas, family and his own self.


The biswaas of the Anthropology professor at Delhi University being transformed into a completely primitive tribal man cass something really strange. This is what I have always dreamt of Abstract Poststructuralist theory interrogates systems of thought and discursive regimes of knowledge in order to locate the underlying historical assumptions that shape and inform human subjectivity.

But I have a lot to say about it.

‘Return to Nature’: A Study of Arun Joshi’s The Strange Case of Billy Biswas

Oct 17, Jerrymel George rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. His father practiced law at Allahabad and Delhi, and had been the Indian ambassador to a European country. Both of them were students in America when they first meet.

A transformative story put in flawless narrative by Arun Joshi. Leela Sabnis was a muddled creature. Although I felt that the end was rel I was surprised at the quality of writing and I was hooked on to it. He has picturesquely described the impact of the strong passion on human mind through the example of Billy.

Literary Encyclopedia | The Strange Case of Billy Biswas

Book Review of Panorama: Aug 24, Santhosh Kamath rated it really liked it. He returns to India and joins Delhi University as Professor in anthropology. To give a basic gist of the story, Billy Biswas, biloy and brought up in an upper class Delhi society in the early post-British era who loves anthropology bllly becomes a professor, disappears one day during a college trip to the tribal forests. He was later recognized as a prominent post-impressionist artist in the Symbolist movement. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.


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But we know a general truth, which I suggest applies squarely to Arun Joshi: That is why they come to life. His presence in this region makes him feel as though he were a tribal himself. And this disclosing brings havoc in the life of Billy. Jun 16, Sachin rated it it was amazing. The Strange Case of Billy Biswas. We sink and think we are swimming. It is similar to Dase Lhyne in the protagonist’s search for meaning, but the cultural setting of India make this caee much more alive and vibrant – especially to Indians!

The Strange Case of Billy Biswas

A brief and useful analysis of the novel might enable students to go to the novel. Right from the beginning of the novel, the reader knows what awaits Billy Biswas, but the question remains why he did what he did.

The Novels of Arun Joshi. Scholarly findings or new insights into some area may be sent words.