Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The White Tiger


Aravind Adiga

I recently finished this novel and am of 2 minds aobut it. Although I liked it, I can understand why some people took issue with it. The prose was simple and clear but the tone was bordering on overly polemical. Many of the Indian authors/novels I've read have been based in realism but haven't been as flagrant in their criticism on Indian political/social culture.

Perhaps I find this particularly significant because I just read India from Midnight to Millenium and am feeling somewhat glutted with information.

I guess I find The White Tiger different because it goes where most Indian novels touch upon but rarely state so blatantly.

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