Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Socio –Political Study of Poverty and Injustice
Keywords:Fascinating,poverty, injustice, adversities, anxieties, oppressed
Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize winning debut novel The White Tiger is sharp, fascinating, attacks poverty and injustice. The White Tiger is a ground breaking Indian novel. Aravind Adiga speaks of suppression and exploitation of various sections of Indian society. Mainly a story of Balram, a young boy’s journey from rags to riches, Darkness to Light transforming from a village teashop boy into a Bangalore entrepreneur. This paper deals with poverty and injustice. The paper analyses Balram’s capability to overcome the adversities and cruel realities. The pathetic condition of poor people try to make both ends meet. The novel mirrors the lives of poor in a realistic mode. The White Tiger is a story about a man’s journey for freedom. The protagonist Balram in this novel is a victim of injustice, inequality and poverty. He worked hard in spite of his low caste and overcame the social hindrance and become a successful entrepreneur. Through this novel Adiga portrays realistic and painful image of modern India. The novel exposes the anxieties of the oppressed.
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