Authored By: Abnish Singh Chauhan
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 278||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 840.00||Price in (USA) $. 67.2|
Arun Joshi (1939-1993), who opened new panoramas of thought and imagination in Indian English fiction through the realistic portrayal of contemporary issues and the concomitant depiction of paradigm shift of values in the rapidly changing life and society, is a pragmatic novelist. He displays the hale and hearty universal lessons of social life, cultural phenomenon and spiritual heritage together with a number of traditional and modern values which might have been temporarily relegated to the background but are pertinent and appropriate despite the rapid growth of man, material and power in today’s world.
The Fictional World of Arun Joshi: Paradigm Shift in Values explores his novels, namely: The Foreigner, The Strange Case of Billy Biswas, The Apprentice, The Last Labyrinth and The City and The River; and a collection of his short stories: The Survivor and Other Stories, along with two other short stories published in different magazines, which tender fresh and forceful interpretation of his contents through the Eastern and Western cases and go into great detail of their impact on mankind in general. Joshi’s understanding and perception of modern life and its predicament in the light of emerging paradigms of values coalesce to create sense of values among the readers so that they can realize and judge the worth and importance of healthy values in their lives for real success, happy living and enduring peace.
The book will be helpful not only to the general readers but also to the scholars who will come across the relevant material for further ruminations and researches on the works of Arun Joshi.
Dr. Abnish Singh Chauhan (b. 1979), a bilingual poet, critic, translator and editor (Hindi and English) teaches English and communication skills at SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat, Haryana. Formerly he taught at Teerthanker Mahaveer University and IFTM University, Moradabad, U.P. His significant publications include Swami Vivekananda: Select Speeches, King Lear: A Critical Study, Speeches of Swami Vivekananda and Subhash Chandra Bose: A Comparative Study, Functional English and Writing Skills. His deep interest in translation prompted him to translate thirty poems of B S Gautam Anurag under the title Burns Within from Hindi into English and some poems of Paddy Martin from English into Hindi. Besides Harivansh Rai Bachchan Yuva Geetkar Samman (2013) for his Hindi poetry collection Tukada Kagaz Ka from Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow, U.P., he is the recipient of Pratham Kavita Samman (2011) from Kavita Kosh (www.kavitakosh.org), Book of the Year Award (2011) from the Think Club, Michigan, USA, Srajnatmak Sahitya Puraskar (2013) from Rajasthan Patrika, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Navankur Puraskar (2014) from Abhivyakti Vishwam, Sharjah, UAE, etc. Presently he edits an International Journal of Higher Education and Research (www.ijher.com) and a web magazine Poorvabhas (www.poorvabhas.in).