Aravind Adiga's THE WHITE TIGER


by: Sudhir K. Arora

ISBN 978-81-7977-565-3

pp.: 194 + xiv

Price : Rs. 110.00 (for students)
         : Rs. 225.00 (for institutes and libraries)

Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger is the most controversial Booker Prize novel. It is often rejected as “trash” or “raddi” because of its savage mutilation of Indian cultural ethos and the hurt of the national pride. It is also hailed as the masterpiece for its fascinating narration of two Indias. It offers a commentary on Indian life though, to some critics, this commentary seems to be inauthentic and lacking in truth.
      As The White Tiger is prescribed in the syllabus of some universities, the contents of this book are designed to cater to the needs of the students. What makes this book interesting is its simple language and lucid style. It will be useful in developing the keen insight of the students as well as the scholars who are sure to explore the unexplored regions of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and other novels as well.

Sudhir K. Arora (1968) teaches English at Maharaja Harishchandra P.G. College, Moradabad, affiliated to M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. He has authored a number of books including Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Freakish Booker and Multicultural Consciousness in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya. The voluminous critical work, Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English in five volumes, is his magnum opus.

List of Contents:

Indian Novel in English: A Tour
Aravind Adiga as a Novelist
The White Tiger: In Brief
The White Tiger: Chapter-wise Summary
The White Tiger: Some Viewpoints
(a)Title (b) Plot (c) Characterization (d) Multiple Themes (Struggle for Identity, Light versus Darkness, Mockery of Religion, How to break the Cage, Failure of Democracy, Sex for Sale, Effects of Globalization, Relationship—Master-servant Relationship, Servant-servant Relationship, Personal Relationship, Employer-employee Relationship, Indo-China Relationship) (e) Technical Aspects             
Balram Halwai: The White Tiger
Theme of Poverty in The White Tiger
Religion in The White Tiger
Mockery in The White Tiger
Democratic Values and The White Tiger
Postmodern Reflections in The White Tiger
Foucault, Korzybski and The White Tiger
Memorable Excerpts from Aravind Adiga’s Works
Memorable Facts: Adiga and His Works
Scholars on Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger in Reviews


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