Aravind Adiga is a well-known personality who has written popular novels. Starting his career as a financial journalist, he has managed to top the bestseller list in countries like the US and UK. His writing has managed to inspire people all over the world.
An Overview on Aravind
Aravind Adiga is a journalist and writer of Indian origin; he has written many reviews and novels that have made him very popular among the public masses.
He has sold more than 200,000 million copies of his debut novel The White Tiger (2008). He is one among the Indian authors like Salman Rushdie and Kiran Desai to win the Booker prize in 2008.
Early Life and Education
A Mangalorean by birth, he was born on the 23rd of October 1974 in Chennai. He did his early schooling in Mangalore and secured the 1st rank in his SSLC. He completed his high school at the James Ruse High School in Sydney as his family had migrated to Australia by then.
Aravind graduated as a salutatorian from The Columbia University in New York in 1997 where he studied with the famous British historian Simon Schama.
Aravind Adiga is best known for his novel The White Tiger that is a novel about the captivating economic scenario in India and has changed the perspective of people about the Indian Economy, with the birth of the character Balram and his life in the city of Delhi. He began writing The White Tiger in 2005, but gave up midway.
When he returned to India in December 2006, he rewrote the book entirely and completed the book in early January. The White Tiger has earned him recognition and Adiga is now a well known person in the literary world, not only in India but overseas too.
He often elaborates on the high and low points of the Indian economy and the possible effects that it has on middle class men.
The novel exhibits the lives of servants who serve businessmen in India and how a village illiterate goes on to become an entrepreneur. Since The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga has written many online literary pieces and articles for The Financial Times. His reviews have been published in The Second Circle.
Between the Assassinations, which was his second book, was released in India in 2008 and overseas in mid-2009.
Adiga currently resides in Mumbai, where he continues to voice his opinions to the public by giving interviews to newspapers and magazines. He speaks his mind and his views on general topics are quite influential.
He is currently writing his third novel, which is awaited eagerly by all his fans.