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The Strange Case of Billy Biswas
by Arun Joshi      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 6453 - Paperback - 175 Pages (Year: 1971)
Vision/Orient paperbacks ~ ISBN: 8122201989


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A novel of compelling quality. The events narrated would be hard to believe, were they not related in such a matter of fact, down to earth fashion.

Billy Biswas returns to India after earning the PhD in anthropology from USA. He has everything going for him - happiness, travel, education, status, wealth, job and a loving wife. Yet his inner world is rocked by a groundswell of discontent. He is consumed by restlessness which grows steadily.

Somewhat like Huxley's Savage, the hero Billy Biswas is a misfit in modern milieu of technological jungle and seeks an escape from it. Characterized by a moving story telling Tlan, the narrative unfolds in quick succession the different stages of the development of Billy's nature.

MEDIA COMMENTS:

Powerful, Explosive, Gripping. - Sunday Tribune
A significant contribution to Indian fiction in English. - Sunday Statesman
In Arun Joshi's hands we are swept into the unknown. - The Times Literary Supplement
The strength of the novel lies in the ease of Joshi's style and the authenticity of his scenes. -Indian Express
Arun Joshi ranks among the leading Indo-Anglian writers .. He takes subjects that are portentous and deals with them in an unpretentious manner. - Asia Week
One of the most significant contemporary Indian novelists writing in English. - World Literature Today


 


 About the Author

ARUN JOSHI was educated in India and USA, His five novels and a collection of short stories won him critical acclaim and a recognition as an author of rare sensitivity. 'The Last Labyrinth' was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Award, India's highest literary honor.


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Rating: (5 out of 5) Spectacular
Reviewer: Gautam Dhar from Michigan USA
After reading "The Foreigner" and "Strange case of Billy Biswas", I have no hesitation in rating Arun Joshi as a great writer who's unfortunately not known as some of the other big writers. Entire novel was a page turner and the narration is done in a way that's simple amazing. You can almost feel yourself in the play, getting lost in the hills somewhere with Billy..


 

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