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Juloos is a novel by acclaimed Hindi writer Phanishwar Nath Renu. It was first published by Bharatiya Jnanpith in 1966. Juloos is a novel based on the change in the social paradigm of Goriyar village in Bihar when a group of Bengali Hindus arrive from East Pakistan to live in a colony. This novel is also written in the Anchalik style for which the author is famous.

The main protagonist in the story are

  • Pavitra, a bramhin girl who lost her parents and fiancee in the riots and unofficially heads the colony
  • Talewar Godhi, the richest man in the village who is from the godhi community and knows about tantra. He is also fond of women and has illicit relationship with them on the pretext of tantric practices.
  • Jairam Singh is the disciple of Talewar Godhi.

Apart from these, there are other main characters who represent different facets of village life in post independence Bihar.