‘One of the best English novels written anywhere in the world… arguably far superior to Rushdie (to whom Indian English writing is said to owe a great debt…)’ — The Hindu
‘In Joshi’s hands we are swept into the unknown…’ — The Times Literary Supplement, London
About the Book
The Strange Case of Billy Biswas is a compellingly thought provoking novel. A novel in which the normal and the abnormal, the ordinary and the extraordinary, illusion and reality, resignation and desire rub shoulders. The protagonist, Billy Biswas, is a man of extraordinary passions. He has everything going for him — education, wealth, status, travel, and a loving wife. Yet his inner world is rocked by a groundswell of discontent. He is consumed by a restlessness which grows steadily... Characterised by great elan and sophistication, the narrative unfolds in quick succession, and would be hard to believe were it not related in such a matter of fact, down to earth manner.