The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger is the debut novel by Indian author Aravind Adiga. It was first published in 2008 and won the Man Booker Prize for the same year. The novel studies the contrast between India's rise as a modern global economy and the main character, who comes from crushing rural poverty. Other themes touched on include corruption endemic to Indian society and politics, familial loyalty versus independence, religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims, the experience of returning to India after living in America, and the tensions between India and China as Asian superpowers.

The 474th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - 80th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  3. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The White Tiger: A Novel Paperback 20368 $4.53 $0.25 2008
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Le Tigre Blanc = The White Tiger (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 4909683 $5.51 $3.27 2010
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Adiga's The White Tiger (The White Tiger: A Novel (Man Booker Prize) by Aravind Adiga (Paperback - Oct. 14, 2008)) Paperback 2398239 $6.23 $2.50 2007