Arun Joshi: The City and the River

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  • Pier Paolo Piciucco (Università Degli Studi di Torino)

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 …

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Piciucco, Pier Paolo. "The City and the River". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 February 2004
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. Indian Prose Fiction in English