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Human Dilemma: An Analitcal Study of Arun Joshi’s The Foreigner

Journal: Praxis International Journal of Social Science and Literature (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 2-6

Keywords : Human Dilemma; man and technology; alienation; pain and suffering; industrialization.;

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“Humane technology” is a ray of hope in the darkness of modern world. While technological innovations have an important place in society, they also lead to a precarious life. There is a growing antagonism between man and technology. Arun Joshi illustrates that total industrialization” and “total automation” result in the frustration that leads to various pathological states. This notion brings him closer to the Marxist perspective of alienation. However, he departs from the Marxist perspective because he argues that the triumph of things over people leads to spiritual alienation which results in the wholesale destruction of the personality. The literary technology adopted by Arun Joshi, “humane technology” is a kind of acupressure to smooth the pain and suffering, and is kind and friendly to the sufferer. The novels of Arun Joshi emphasis the urgent need of the “Humane Technology” to cure this sordid civilisation.

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