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The White Tiger

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The White Tiger

English-language Asian writers have adopted all manner of styles in the last three decades -- Raj nostalgia, magic realism, Zola-like fatalism ­- in their attempts to encapsulate India. What makes this much trumpeted debut novel by Aravind Adiga such a triumph is the strikingly contemporary voice with which it skewers its subject: a beguiling mix of pitch-black humor and devastating cynicism that feels both refreshingly modern and bracingly direct. As India rushes with careless abandon towards its longed-for status as an economic superpower, and as the gap between rich and poor grows ever wider, the country has found in Adiga an acerbic commentator more than capable of chronicling its often grotesque inequalities.

The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga

  • Publication Date: October 14, 2008
  • Genres: Culture, Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • ISBN-10: 1416562605
  • ISBN-13: 9781416562603