• IN SEARCH OF EMANCIPATION AND MADNESS FOR IDENTITY IN ARAVIND ADIGA’S THE WHITE TIGER


    Designation : Assistant Professor of English, D.G. Vaishnav College (Autonomous), Arumbakkam, Chennai


    Journal Name : Reserach maGma


    Publication Date : 12/10/2017




    Abstract :
    Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger (2008) reveals the representation of the modern Inida and its economic and political conditions explicitly Adiga in fact discusses meticulously how the main character, Balram has developed from the childhood to maturity. It also foregrounds how Aravind Adiga attempts various instances to highlight Balram’s plights of the enigmatic mundane existence from domestic sufferings, betrayal, alienation, subjugation, longing for emancipation, displacement etc., along with the sufferings of displacement and identity due to the mixture of suppressing circumstances. It efficiently sketches out the problematic survival of Balram undertaking complexities in the miserable conditions. It is a depiction of the social and economic inequalities of contemporary India. It is a penetrating piece of social commentary, attuned to the dissimilarities that persist despite India’s new prosperity. However The White Tiger should make every right thinking citizen to read the signs of the times and be socially conscious of the rights and duties of each one, irrespective of caste, creed or economic status, to prevent create the types of Ashok and Balram in our society. This paper concisely explores the flamboyant depiction of protagonist’s modern life and its complexities.


    Keywords :
    Emancipation, Voiceless, Discrimination, Underprivileged, Subaltern, Self - Identity.


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