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The Apprentice
Arun Joshi
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The Apprentice

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by Asia Pub. House
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A bildungsroman narrated by the protagonist to the youth in general. It is told in the aftermath of Indo-China war of 1962. The book essentially portrays a shift in collective national psyche through the ramblings of the protagonist over a period of 40s to 60s - from a fervent desire to free the nation to a hope of building a righteous and just society once the British left and active collusion in corruption thereon and gradual indifference to the rot to the final realization and effort of salva ...more
THE APPRENTICE is a novel totally different in tone from all other novels and writings of Arun Joshi. The protagonist, Ratan Rathor, represents the quintessence Everyman - a contrast to other protagonists in so far as his intellectual level is much lower. An unsophisticated youth, jobless, he comes to the city in search of a career; unscrupulous and ready to prostitute himself for professional advancement Seduced by materialistic values, he takes a bribe to clear a large lot of defective weapons ...more
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The Apprentice is an important book. It is also clearly one of the best (and least known) books by an Indian author. Written in 1975, its themes still clearly echo the contemporary situation of the Indian state. Besides, the ideas and themes in the book that are independent of the plot, are those that the well-known authors of the world have written about, time and again. And Arun Joshi has written with an authority that makes this book a great read for someone interested in exploring these them ...more
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