Dr Madhu Jindal
Associate Professor, Dept. of English, M.P. College for Women,
Mandi Dabwali-151001, Haryana, India.
This article attempts to relate Arun Joshi’s novels to the Indian sensibility and come to a fair understanding of its influence in shaping his moral vision. Every author is deep rooted in his own soil; and when he migrates to another culture, the primary and the secondary cultures start intermixing; giving rise to a hybrid sensibility which stands in native soil, but breathes in the foreign air. Arun Joshi’s protagonists are foreign in their outlook and bearing, but their response systems are essentially Indian. It is not surprising that they look at the problems foxing them at the existential level, with the Indian lens. This article attempts to visualize the psychological and spiritual legacy which refuse to be obliterated even in front of most pressing circumstances.
Keywords: Indian, Sensibility, diaspora, Vedas, Gita, Arun Joshi.