ISBN 9788122201970,Apprentice

Apprentice

Author:

Joshi

,

Arun

Publisher:

Orient Paperbacks

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ISBN 9788122201970
Publisher

Orient Paperbacks

Publication Year 1993
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788122201970

ISBN-10 8122201970
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature & Fiction

The Apprentice is a novel totally different in tone from all other novels and writings of Arun Joshi.The protagonist, Ratan Rathor, re[presents the quintessence Everyman- a contrast to other protagonists as his intellectual level is much lower. An unsophisticated youth, jobless, he comes to the city in search of a career, unsrupulous and ready to prostitute himself for professional advancement. Seduced by materialistic values, he takes a bribe to clear a large lot of defective weapons. As a consequence, a brigadier, who is also his friend has to desert his post, and to escape ignomy. commits suicide. A penitent Rathor avoids confessing his guilt but tries to achieve redemption by cleaning the shoes of devotees every morning at a temple.
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