Post-modern India and Identity Politics in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: An Exploration

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Bhupesh Kumar Gupta


The White Tiger which has been charged of being a booker’s book and not a bright book of life shows us the rotten society of post-modern India. A society where corruption has become rampant; where politics is the roost of crooked people; where elections are sold and bought routinely for political mileage. The whole novel seems to be a game of identity where the haves are trying to maintain their self-hood and have-nots are seekers of self-hood. Adiga has tried to show how in the ruse of India-shining, India herself is hiding her original identity of India-struggling; in the ruse of the White Tiger the novelist depicts what is hidden and sidelined in the booklets of our diplomats.


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Bhupesh Kumar Gupta. “Post-Modern India and Identity Politics in Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: An Exploration”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 428-33,
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