Narrative techniques in The only American from Our Village.

The only American from Our Village is included in Contemporary Indian. In this story Arun Joshi brings about the predicament of a diaspora and his subsequent mental agony. Dr.Khanna, the most outstanding immigrant physicist at the University of Wisconsin (the finest of all physicists, immigrant or native in his own opinion) decides to visit India with wife Joanne and two sons, fifteen years after he had left it (for higher studies and other prospects presumably).

The four-week trip was a success by all accounts. His fame had preceded him. He was received by an official of the Council of Scientific Research, addressed a conference on Inter-planetary Radiation, inaugurated three well-attended seminars, ‘met the President and the Prime-Minister and was offered many jobs, each of which he politely declined.

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