Psychopath Balram in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger


  • Asst. Prof. Shahaji Mastud D.A.B. Naik College, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India



Psychopath, Nerves, Savage, Mental disorder, Character.


The White Tiger is the 2008 Man Booker Prize winning novel in which the psychopathic character plays a role in telling the dramatic tale of his life. The protagonist Balram’s unpredictable journey from the underprivileged to the wealthy tycoon in India is amazing. The novel is a psychopathic story of murder and success. The genius memory of psychopath Balram sparks not only to map an excellent text space, but more than this, regulates Balram’s nerves. His struggle to be wealthy is full of compassion and sympathy. Balram is a blazingly savage, brilliant, and psychopathic on his journey. In the new alien world, he experiences a state mental disorder. That's why Balram, the narrator of the letter, has the mark of a Psychopath. The present research is an effort to examine and investigate the dimension of Balram's psychopathic character. This will give another heading to rising literary examination to character in an alternate psychopathic style.


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How to Cite

Mastud, A. P. S. . (2020). Psychopath Balram in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 8(10), 136-149.