SOCIAL REALISM IN ARAVIND ADIGA’S THE WHITE TIGER

Authors

  • Dr.Arti Mishra Associate Professor Dept.of Humanities & PC, BBDNIIT, Lucknow. India

Abstract

Arvind Adiga represents social realism of ‘new’ India through The White Tiger. The novel highlights the age-old worries, anxieties of the downtrodden. It is a pulsating critique of the deep-rooted socio-economic inequality rampant in India. He focuses on the poverty which is somewhat responsible for the every criminal activity. He also wants to depict the corruption, immorality in the Indian society.  The White Tiger delivers an invincible central character and India bristling with economic possibility, competing loyalties and class struggle. It is the story of a rickshawallah’s move from the ‘darkness’ of rural India to the ‘light’ of urban Gurgaon. It reminds us of the harsh facts behind the fiction. It also considers the relationship between inequality and violent crime.

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Published

2018-07-30