Aravind Adiga wins the Man-Booker-Prize for the year 2008October 16th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Aravind Adiga of India won the 50,000-pound for his first novel, The White Tiger. It is his third first-time novelist to win the Booker Prize, which is awarded every year for the best novel in the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland.
Adiga was born in Chennai and grew up in Mangalore and studied at Canara High School, then at St. Aloysius College, where he completed his SSLC in 1990. Migrated to Sydney with his family, there he studied at James Ruse Agricultural High School and also studied English literature at Columbia University, New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. Adiga started his journalism career as a financial journalist, where his work was published in Financial Times, Money and the Wall Street Journal. He was then hired by TIME magazine and worked for three years before getting to freelance. At his freelance period, he wrote The White Tiger and now he based in Mumbai.
The White Tiger is about a man`s journey from Indian village life to entrepreneurial success.