ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH (CONTRACT)
KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY KURUKSHETRA
Aravind Adiga in his debut novel The White Tiger, which earned him Man Booker Prize 2008, is considered one of the most powerful books of the present decades. The book represents the brutal truths and realistic picture of India. According to Adiga, “This novel had been the fruit of his labours as a reporter in India” (The Hindu). This research paper attempts to explore the predicament of Balram Halwai in Indian society by raising the essential issues like social inequalities and injustice based on the class, caste and religion. This paper also describes how Adiga illustrates the discrimination among rich and poor and how rich dominating the poor and they came out of the “Rooster Coop” in defence, either by murdering their masters or betrayal of one’s family.
Keywords: class, society, light, darkness, rooster coop