Arun Joshi  - Makers of Modern Indian Literature

Arun Joshi - Makers of Modern Indian Literature

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Author: Jasbir Jain
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 104
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126028504


Arun Joshi (1939 – 1993) attracted critical attention with his very first novel The Foreigner (1965).

Educated aboard in engineering and industrial management studies, his interests spread to psychology and anthropology, each one of his novels experiments with a new form moral and engages with a different construct ranging from moral values, nation construction, civilisational concerns, spirituality and heritage, and the ethics of the capitalist world.

His work straddles across two worlds, one of imagined realities and the other of industry and industrial ethics.

Joshi’s work makes us pause and think afresh over the meaning of art and its moral essence as he questions and redefines the meaning of the modern, bringing it right into our everyday concerns.

In 1982 Joshi won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his fourth novel, the Last Labyrinth (1981).



1. A Writer of the Modern World
2. The Nature of Exile
3. From Self to Nation
4. The Hand of Sri Krishna
5. A Spiritual Civilisation?
6. The Wandering Artist


Appendix I: An Interview with Arun Joshi by M.R. Dua
Appendix II: A Winner’s Secrets by Panwar Banerjee

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