The Element of Protest in the Novels of Arvind Adiga

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Saty Dev Prajapati


Literature is an expression of the thoughts and the interactions of the people belonging to the particular social, political and geographical area, the inhabitants represent social, religious, moral and political ideologies. There is a very vast gap between rich and poor, the ruling class and the working class, suppressive and suppressed. Some poor and working-class people who are restless to change the society directly oppose the norms and shackles of suppressive. Often they are failed but sometimes they are succeeded so this whole process is known as a protest.  Often the protagonist of the novel protests against social boundaries and taboos and the whole story revolves around his story. When a protagonist realizes the humiliation and difference on the basis of caste, creed, religion and position, he is compelled to protest and this protest is also essential to change the thoughts of people for the betterment of society. Arvind Adiga is famous for his Booker Prize-winning book The White Tiger. He has written two other novels and a short story collection Between the Assassinations (2008). The study particularly focuses on Arvind Adiga’s novels The White Tiger (2008), Last Man in Tower (2011) and Selection Day (2016). Through his all the novels he protests against many rigid prevalent problems. The present paper aims to highlight those issues which have affected a larger section of society.


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Saty Dev Prajapati. “The Element of Protest in the Novels of Arvind Adiga”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 6, no. 2, June 2021, pp. 25-33, doi:10.53032/TCL.2021.6.2.05.


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