Shopping-and-Product-Reviews Only a very few writers are able to astonish the world with their literary prowess and of which only very few succeed to win prestigious awards with their debut novels. Arvind Adiga is one such writer who won the prestigious Man Booker prize in 2008 for his debut novel, The White Tiger, which went on to become one of the fastest selling novels in the prize history. Born in Chennai, his family immigrated to Australia where he studied at Oxford and Columbia universities. Before embarking on a literary career, he worked as a financial journalist in TIME magazine. He now lives in Mumbai. Arvind Adiga Books Novels The White Tiger (2008) Between the Assassinations (2008) Last Man in Tower (2011) Short Stories The Sultan Battery (2008) Smack (2008) Last Christmas in Bandra (2008) The Elephant (2008) The White Tiger In this novel, Aravind Adiga provides an unglamorous portrait of India. It reveals the corruption and servitude ingrained in the Indian society. It revolves around the life of the main protagonist Balram Halwai. In this book, Arvind Adiga has touched upon various topics such as religion, Indian society, politics, globalization, corruption, rivalry between India and China and so on. His book created a storm in his homeland for all the wrong reasons. A section of the critics criticized him for showing India in a poor light. His reply was At a time when India is going through great changes and, with China, is likely to inherit the world from the West, it is important that writers like me try to highlight the brutal injustices of society (Indian). That’s what I’m trying to do it is not an attack on the country, it’s about the greater process of self-examination. Between the Assassinations This book was written before his first published work The White Tiger. It is a collection of short stories set in the fictitious town of Kittur in Southwest India. Like his first published novel, it also deals with the sufferings, sorrows and injustices of Indian life. The unusual title refers to the period between the assassinations of former prime ministers of India, Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi. Last Man in Tower It is the latest novel from Adiga, which tells the story of struggle, courage and greed when a lone man fights against the residents and builder from bulldozing his home for a few pennies. The man referred to in the title is a retired schoolteacher Yogesh Murty affectionately called as Masterji. Purchase books online and get discounts on these best sellers with cash on delivery options. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: