The White Tiger : A Critique
This work is a comprehensive study which brings out the narrative techniques used by Arvind Adiga who has a fascination for his past as a boy belonging to Chennai and feels a bond with the life of middle class people. His view of looking at history in an alternative way reflects in this work. He looks at violence as a channel for freedom and this view is realized in the form of the protagonist, Balram Halwai murdering his master Mr. Ashok. The novel is also a way of looking at India in its flux of economic changes as against China, the country of communism. Apart from sharing the view of the author, the work brings out the aspects of light and dark, casteism, rural and urban life, difference between Indian and American culture, Indian politics and corruption. It is also peppered with humour here and there. Every detail has been incorporated in narrating the transformation of a poor village boy into a successful entrepreneur.
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