Arun Joshi, The City and the River

Pier Paolo Piciucco (Università Degli Studi di Torino)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Report an Error

The City and the River, Joshi’s last novel, came out some ten years after The Last Labyrinth, a considerable span of time if one takes into consideration that the novelist took only a little more than a decade to publish his other four novels, a collection of short stories and a book illustrating the history of the philanthropic institution he worked for. The passage from the Eighties to the Nineties in India, however, marks a significant shift in the tastes and orientation of the reading public as far as fiction written in English was concerned. The arrival, and enormous success, of Rushdie’s novels had caused ferment in what had been a static situation and it is likely that The City and the River embodied a …

655 words

Citation: Piciucco, Pier Paolo. "The City and the River". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 February 2004 [, accessed 21 September 2023.]

14906 The City and the River 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.