Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2016)
A study on Arun Joshi’s Novel “The City and the River”
Author(s): Omprakash P Handrao, Sandeep Kumar
Abstract: Arun Joshi is one of the most qualified existentialists in the canon of Indian English literature. The City and the River’ is the fifth and the last novel of Arun Joshi. He is the winner of the most prestigious award Sahitya Akademi. His novels are singularized by certain existentialist problems and the resultant anger, agony, psychic quest etc. His novels are strongly influenced by the existential philosophy of Satre, Albert Camus’ and Kierkegaard. The researcher’s attempt is to explore the elements such as frustration, disintegration, rootless ness, a sense of alienation and existential predicament in The City and the River’.