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 strange case of Arun Joshi

Billy was treated by the humdrum society like it treats its rebels, bisswas and seers. Lists with This Book. His family lived in the holy city of Varanasi, which influenced his philosophical cravings.

The first section of the novel establishes the character of Billy and his degraded and sterile surrounding, thereby making his escape convincing. Search Member Search Keyword. Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules. 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 earnest in his pursuit of understanding Billy Biswas xtrange us and the female friend a practicing psychologist who is intriguing even for Billy himself for her knack of looking beyond the obvious.


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This book took me by surprise and blew me away with it’s language, narrative style and of course the confounding yet bewitching story of Billy Biswas. But if all this is so, what explains his obscurity?

At first, Romi tries to conceal the matter but at last he reveals the truth about Billy and his mystic treatment. This and the women waiting for you in strajge little hut at the bottom of a hill. Soon, destiny brings them back to India, and Billy slowly begins to lose his glamour as he starts brooding upon his identity in a philosophical sense.

He is a rebel, at times funny, and quite insightful too. ISSN — www. You thought New Delhi was your destination.

The Strange Case of Billy Biswas

He is deeply moved by this great disaster: Billy is a rebel against the modern materialistic, corrupt, shallow and pretentious society. Log In Sign Up. The anecdotal nature provided sufficient unreliability to the narrative to make things more interesting.

I absolutely loved and enjoyed reading this book. Under Continuous Publication Model. Te respectful treatment of one another is important to us. Aug 24, Santhosh Kamath rated it really liked it.

I await the day when the primitives will call out to me to join them.


His life as a tribal man wrun portrayed very differently from his life as a University Professor. In the Maikala Hills, he is fascinated by Bilasia and simple living of the primitives. How mistaken you have been!

Skip to main content. The Strange Case of Billy Biswas. He was later recognized as a prominent post-impressionist artist in the Symbolist movement. This synthetic approach of the novelist towards emerging paradigm of values reveals his deep observation of different levels of life and his pang bulged out due to the deterioration of traditional values due etrange materialistic and indifferent life.

I second this thought He only becomes more irritable and quarrelsome. No trivia or quizzes yet. Now he is happy in spite of meager resources, as josgi has no high ambition. Romi comes back to India after the death of his father. So, he asks him for keeping it a secret as he does not want to go back to the phony society of Delhi. Nevertheless, it is joshj considering, that even as we celebrate writers from the world over, we may have forgotten the best of our own. User Account Log in Register Help.