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Volume 7 Issue 10
October-2020
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Arun Joshi’s The City and the River: Binding Spirituality for National Renovation

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2349-5162

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"Arun Joshi’s The City and the River: Binding Spirituality for National Renovation", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no.533-539, October-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010062.pdf

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Arun Joshi (1939-1993) was born in Varanasi to illustrious parents and was educated in India and the U.S.A. He obtained a degree in engineering from Kansas University in 1959 and a master's degree in industrial management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960. He also worked briefly in a mental hospital in the U.S. After returning to India in 1962, he had a brilliant career with the Delhi Cloth and General Mills. He wrote five novels - The Foreigner (1968), The Strange Case of Billy Biswas (1971), The Apprentice (1974), The Last Labyrinth (1981) which won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, The City and The River (1990) and a collection of short stories titled The Survivor (1975). Arun Joshi has been acclaimed as an exceptionally perceptive psychological and philosophical novelist. The keynote of his works is an awareness of modern man's alienation, rootlessness and anxiety in the industrialized, materialistic world and a quest for truth and fulfillment. He uses literature as a medium to explore and resolve the human existential crisis. He has been influenced by Albert Camus and other existentialists as also by Indian philosophy and spirituality.

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Arun Joshi, existentialism, truth, spirituality, nationalism, redemption`

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"Arun Joshi’s The City and the River: Binding Spirituality for National Renovation", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp533-539, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010062.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2010062
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Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 10 | Year October-2020
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Page No: 533-539
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Arun Joshi’s The City and the River: Binding Spirituality for National Renovation", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 10, page no. pp533-539, October-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2010062.pdf




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