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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It would be apt to quote Hari Mohan Prasad. Therefore, I was quite compassionate towards the character, Billywho held a strong determination to go against the crowd, the conventional life, because he knew his inner being, his soul will not be satisfied unless he followed his heart.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dhunia, his best friend, and other primitives consider the Black Rock as their Master and when he calls, man has to answer his call. Books by Arun Joshi.

The Strange Case of Billy Biswas by Arun Joshi

Prasad, Hari Mohan Compelling conversations throughout the book. The novel is quite intriguing, the language and the story itself is spun beautifully and touches atun topics like religion, the concept of normalcy, love, fate, and more.

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. I believe that is one way to make this planet a beautiful place. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We are a Member of Crossref. Synopsis The narrator meets a person called Billy and becomes friends with him instantly.


Arun Joshi is one kind of a person who understa This book describes the inner meaning of life. Apr 19, Tathagat Majumder rated it it was amazing. Meanwhile, Rele and his casr begin the search and they move towards the village yard. Billy gets married and has a child but his life becomes a monotony and he loses all his interest in life.

A beautiful and an amazing read this story was! Arun Joshi has beautifully conveyed the message of the power of one’s passion. The novelist presents that difference between these two values-systems of India and their impacts upon the lives of these different societies. Despite the year it was published in and the occasional temporal references, the book can pass off as contemporary. This leads to his total sense of alienation and isolation from his wife, family and his own self.

This is a brief but useful analysis of the novel that might enable students to go to the novel. This book is an absolute gem.

Romi performs the task of an involved friend and detached narrator. I await the day when the primitives will call out to me to join them. It reeks of hypocrisy and pandering; of wanting to be exotic. Help Center Find new research papers in: Good philosophical ideas and debates. The language and craft is unbelievable. Volume 60 Issue 4 Octpp.

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The reason behind the call of this Rock for Billy is to make him realize his own self, the cause of his birth and the relevance of the primeval life and Nature. But this hurried marriage, as he syrange realizes, is a blunder. So, he asks him for keeping it a secret as he does not want to go back to the phony society of Delhi.


But,maybe the calling is too great for them to ignore it. As Satish Kumar says: Chances are that you will identify in bits and pieces with the main character Billy Biswas who is an explorer of the life as they say it but to me, beautiful even more were the sketches of his two best friends, the narrator an IAS officer who is biwwas in his pursuit bisdas understanding Billy Biswas for us and the female friend a practicing psychologist who is intriguing even for Billy himself for her knack of looking beyond the obvious.

His presence in this region makes him feel as though he were a tribal himself. Jul 06, T. May 15, Naveen Dundareddi rated it really liked it. Then he takes a very important decision to make his life once again meaningful, leaves his family and goes to live with the tribals. 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 fhe.