Social Alienation in “The Foreigner” A Novel by Arun Joshi


  • Khushboo Rani



Alienation, Contemporary, Crisis, faith, Social-change


The alienation of men and women in society is conditionally contextualized according to past birth karma as a belief. Currently, men and women want to avoid being tortured, marginalized by society from a social point of view. Sometimes the situation is very critical and there are people who have suddenly lost everything. The belief is that costiveness will turn into an innovation. The crisis is that those who turned the progress of living it into an opportunity. Arun Joshi tried in his fiction novel “the Foreigner” with a character Sindi Oberoi who believed in the cyclical misfortune of losing his childhood family. The shelter collapsed from his head, and he was standing there thinking of a meaningless life and struggling to commit suicide. Everyone is alienated here from birth to death. Only our karma must live a segregated life that shines like gold.



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Author Biography

Khushboo Rani

Research Scholar

University Department of English

T.M. Bhagalpur University

Bhagalpur, Behar, India


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How to Cite

Rani, K. . (2021). Social Alienation in “The Foreigner” A Novel by Arun Joshi. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(11), 1–8.