Bringing ‘India of Darkness’ into Light: A Socio-political Study of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger

  •  Monir Choudhury    


This study has investigated how Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize winner debut novel The White Tiger (2008) has protested against the popular image of a shiny India. This inquiry is important because it has identified how the politicians have deceived the people of India by creating a false sense of development and advancement. The focus of this study is to demonstrate Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger as a socio-political critic of modern India. It has contributed in interpreting the life and culture of the people both in rural and urban India through analyzing some of the most powerful metaphors of the text. The paper has identified a number of ways how the rich has been exploiting the poor over centuries and how the basic needs of the poor have been ignored by the politicians in power. It is hoped from the current study that the writers, journalists, columnist and literary critics will raise the issues of the socio-politically suppressed people to bring justice to them.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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