Dr. Arshad Ahmad
Ph.D. Scholar Barkatullah University
Bhopal M. P.
Nowhere man doesn’t have a point of view, knows not where is going to,
Istn’t be a bit like you and me?
Doesn’t have a point of view,
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don’t know what you’re missing,
-From Nowhere Man, a song by Lenon MC Cartney
Arun Joshi’s first novel, The Foreigner (1968), illustrates the traumatic influence of modernization on a man Sindi Oberoi which asks him at once a nowhere man. The above popular song Nowhere Man which is written by Lenon Mccartney and performed by The Beatles (U.S.) is relevant enough to comprehend Sindi’s everyman and nobody’s dilemma. The paper examines how Arun Joshi being lived himself in refined societies of America and India takes up this theme magnificently and enthusiastically. Sindi, the protagonist who feels himself like a “foreigner anywhere”(29) is separated from the whole system of the social order. Joshi has made him at once a ‘nowhere man’ as revealed in the song of Lennon McCartney.