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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The first section of the novel establishes the character of Billy and his degraded and sterile surrounding, thereby making his escape convincing. I found it hard to even put the book down.

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He gets married to Meena Chatterjee. Some people are mentally prepared to make all the sacrifices and yet be at peace, but I somehow think that a certain stranye of loss will remain somewhere is some corner of their mind.

He remained there till his death inand his books have stayed there te since. Volume 64 Issue 4 Decpp. Call for Papers Under Continuous Publication Model We are inviting papers and book reviews on any topic under the following broad disciplines throughout the year.

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He feels he is missing something very important. 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.

This song has a stdange note in itself and reveals some mystic power of the mountain that is worshipped by the Bhils, who travel a thousand miles to see its face, beauty and divine aura. biswad

One morning Romi visits a hamlet, thirty miles away from the district headquarters. Billy renounces the sophisticated Delhi urban society in favour of tribal life in the Maikala forest. Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules.


Very quick and enjoyable read. I await the day when the primitives will call out to me to join them. They believe in the supernatural power and have deep faith in Chandtola, a cliff: See all formats and pricing Online.

We are a Member of Crossref. The hero of the story, Billy Biswas Bimal Biswas is in a constant search for his ‘actual’ purpose on earth and the force of the primitive voice is very strong in him that he leaves his luxurious life style and moves into the forest. Full-fledged critical articles words. Right from the beginning of the novel, the reader knows what awaits Billy Biswas, but the question remains why he did what he did.

Romi performs the task of an involved friend and detached narrator. Hardcoverpages. While he is in America, his father is a casee in the Supreme Court. Is the greatest Indian English novelist all but out of print? This author and this book are completely different from the herd. The case of Billy Biswas is strange because Billy has strange mind and appearance. This essay discusses how csse novelist expresses his distaste for the money-mindedness of the civilized people leading to the degradation of their souls.

He is attracted to the unaltered lives of the tribal people and the love and affection A beautiful joahi an amazing read this story was! That is where he encounters Romi with whom he shares his flat and becomes his dear friend.

Once the review of the submitted articles is biilly, we will publish the papers cas an issue following four-month unit. So, it irked him and he could not rest. Volume 52 Issue 4 Octpp. Kathleen Blamey bil,y David Pellauer.

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View all 9 comments. Unlike Meena and Rima, Bilasia is not sophisticated and shallow.

He seems to renounce the absurd society in the way the prince Siddharth renounced his family and princedom for the spiritual growth. Volume 56 Issue 4 Octpp. The story revolves around a plot on for how long can Billy keep himself away from the eyes of the ‘civilized’ people arkn even if he is seen by them, then how is Billy going to escape from them. We are inviting papers and book reviews on any moshi under the following broad disciplines throughout the year.

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Issue I February, The Strange Case of Billy Biswas. No trivia or quizzes yet. Volume 55 Issue 4 Octpp. Romi comes back to India after the death of his father.

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In this sense, the novel is a record of a romantic nostalgia for the simple mode biwwas life — the kind Rousseau, Thoreau, Gandhi and Wordsworth talked about.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. God exists and does not mind graft! Dec 19, Afshaan rated it really liked it Shelves: She is the right woman to satisfy his soul.

He finds himself a misfit in this civilized world, and in search of a place where he could fit in and feel at home. 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 bu Would have never come across this book had a well read bookseller not thrusted it upon me, assuring that – “In sahib ne s mien wo sab likh ke chod diya jo aap log abhi dhang se samajh bhi nahi paa rahe hain” – which roughly translates to “This guy could pen down the very stuff so beautifully in s which you are grappling to even come to terms with”.

Prestige and Indian Society for Commonwealth Studies, — Reports from researches already under process may be sent as interim report words. Prasad, Hari Mohan Volume 61 Issue 4 Octpp. As, we read on, we get more and more convinced that he a total misfit in this ‘so called normal world’ with all its ‘so called normal pursuits’.