Arun Joshi stands out as a highly significant novelist on the contemporary scene of the Indian English novel. He is diametrically different from his Indian or Western counterpart. He is a remarkable and thought provoking novelist with an uncompromising propensity towards the moral and traditional values of India. The novelist was a globe trotter. Due to various factors he could not shake all his oriental roots or the accidental influences. In various fictions these predicaments have
English writers who qualify as existentialist, Arun Joshi is the first and finest one. His novels are strongly influenced by the existential philosophy of Satare, Albert Camus' and Kierkegaard. His journey of fictional works from the Foreigner (1968) to The City and The River (1990) is characterised by themes of frustration, disintegration, rootlessness, a sense of alienation and existential predicament. The present paper examines how Joshi, in his last novel, The City and The River (1990), delineates
Arun Joshi (1939-93), novelist of the post-independence India, has been classed with Indian English fiction writer such as Nayantara Sahgal and Anita Desai. His novels reflect the dilemma of human loneliness which has various manifestations in the form of powerlessness, meaninglessness, cultural estrangement, social isolation and self-estrangement. The Strange Case of Billy Biswas, a well-known novel, shows the dissatisfaction of modern man from the civilized, cultured and sophisticated society.
There is much image hunting and one often doubts if anything really meaningful is being done. But there are a number of good poets also, like Dom Moraes, Nissim Ezekiel, P. Lal, Kamala Das, A.K. Ramanujan and others. Have done, and are doing commendable work. Giving an estimate of contemporary Indo-Anglian Poetry Amalendu Bose writes. As a historical phenomenon, it is interesting that since 1947 a great deal of poetry has been written by Indians in English; that in both quality and quantity,
Anita Desai is considered the writer who introduced the psychological novel in the tradition of Virginia Woolf. Desai's novels span an extensive range of issues. They map the evolution of a writer from obsession with the unrevealed inner-world of her female characters to themes of perennial interest to all. Her preoccupation with the female psyche provides way to issues of larger human interests demonstrating the authors own growth to maturity. Desai explores the state of nothingness in some of her