“The White Tiger” of Indian writer wins Man Booker Prize

October 15th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

The White Tiger by Aravind AdigaIndian origin author, Aravind Adiga, 33, won the 40th Man Booker prize on Tuesday night for his debut novel, “The White Tiger”. Grasp the award in London.

The White Tiger is an exploration of India’s class struggle told through the story of a village boy , ‘Balram Halwai’ who becomes the chauffeur to a rich man. It is considered to be one of the most interesting and energetic novels to appear this year. The novel is partly his own uncomfortable experiences.

Aravind Adiga was born in India in Chennai in 1974, grew up in Mangalore and spent his childhood partly in Australia. He studied at Columbia and Oxford. He began his journalistic career as a financial journalist, with pieces published in Financial Times, Money and the Wall Street Journal.

He worked as a correspondent for Time magazine in India before going to be a freelance and at the same time he started writing hi novel “The White Tiger”.

Adiga was considered the second-youngest writer in the 40 years of the competition to claim the £50,000 first prize as well as the second Indian origin novelist who win a debut novel – as Arundhati Roy did in 1997 with “The God Of Small Things”.

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