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The White Tiger (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Man in Tower (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selection Day (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amnesty (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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Between the Assassinations (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Aravind Adiga
Author Aravind Adiga was born October 23, 1974 in Madreas, India and grew up in Mangalore in the southern part of India. While growing up, he studied at Canara High School, then at St. Aloysius College, where he finished his SSLC in the year 1990 and secured the top spot in his state in SSLC. He studied at Oxford University and Columbia University.

Aravind began his journalism career as a financial journalist, interning with the Financial Times. He covered investment and the stock market. After that, he got hired by TIME, where he stayed a South Asia correspondent for three years before he went freelance. During this period of freelance, he wrote “The White Tiger”.

Aravind’s articles have appeared such places as the Financial Times, The New Yorker, the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, and the Times of India.

When Aravind was fifteen, his mom died and his dad emigrated to Australia, where Adiga finished his schooling. Adiga studied English literature at Columbia and Oxford. His earliest passion was French literature from the nineteenth century, especially Emile Zola.

He had a tough time dealing with the success of “The White Tiger” at first. He came out of total obscurity, it was a bestseller, and won an award. After it, he had a lot of anxiety about what to write next. It was written in a certain way, at a certain time, and he doesn’t ever want to do anything like it again.

“The White Tiger” won The Man Booker Prize for Best Novel in the year 2008.

Aravind’s debut novel, called “The White Tiger”, was released in the year 2008. He writes literary and general fiction.

“The White Tiger” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2008. Balram Halwai is known as the White Tiger, the smartest boy in his entire village. His family is way too poor for him to be able to afford the last of his schooling and he must work in a teashop, wiping tables and breaking coals. Balram gets a break when a rich guy hires him to be a chauffeur, and has him live in Delhi.

The city ends up being a revelation. He drives his master to call centres and shopping malls, Balram gets increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity that is all around him, while he knows he will never gain access to that world.

While Balram broods over this situation, he realizes there is a single way he can gain access to this glamorous part of the new India. By killing his master.

All of his neighbors slowly relinquish any of their similar qualms they had and take matters into their own hands, in a blunt satirical premise. This in a determined effort to seize their slice of the new Mumbai while it transforms from a stinky slum and into silvery skyscrapers with almost-gravity defying speed.

“Last Man in Tower” is the second stand alone novel and was released in the year 2011. A story of one guy that refuses to leave his home because of a property development. Tower A is relic from a co-operative housing society that was established during the fifties. A property developer offers to buy the residents off for rather eye-watering sums. The principled yet arrogant teacher is the only person that refuses their offer, determined to not surrender the sentimental attachment he has to his home as well as his right to live in it just out of greed.

Aravind delivers a plot-driven and literate tragicomedy that is able to ask some rather big questions.

Aravind delivers a darkly humorous point of view of India’s class struggle, told through a retrospective narration from a village boy. It is an intrepid, clever, and fast, not to mention entirely engrossing. Readers found this to be a no-nonsense bulldozing splendid jackhammer of a tale written like a tough and slangy three hundred page monologue.

“Selection” is the third stand alone novel and was released in the year 2016. Manjunath Kumar, age fourteen, lives in a Mumbai slum. He realizes he is good at cricket, if not as good as Radha, his older brother. Manjunath knows that he resents and fears his cricket-obsessed and domineering dad, admires his remarkably talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI.

There are many things, about the world and himself, that he doesn’t know. Sometimes it even appears that everybody except Manju has a clear idea of who Manju should be. Manju meets Radha’s great rival, an enigmatic Muslim boy privileged and is confident in the ways Manju’s isn’t. Everything starts changing, and he gets faced with choices that are going to challenge his understanding of it as well as himself.

“Amnesty” is the fourth stand alone novel and was released in the year 2020. Dhananjaya “Danny” Rajaratnam is an undocumented immigrant in Sydney who was denied refugee status after fleeing from his native land of Sri Lanka. He works as a cleaner and lives out of a grocery storeroom, and for three years has tried building a new identity for himself. Now, with his beloved Sonja (his girlfriend), highlights in his hair and his accent, he has gotten as close as he has ever come to living a normal Australian life.

One morning, Danny finds out a female client of his was killed. Danny recognizes a jacket that was left at the scene of the crime and believes it belongs to another one of his clients, a doctor with whom he knows the lady was having an affair. All of a sudden, Danny is face to face with a choice: say nothing and allow justice to not be done or speak up about his knowledge about the crime at the risk of getting deported.

In just a day, he evaluates his dreams for the future, the weight of his past, and the often absurd and unpredictable reality of living invisibly and undocumented. Through it all, he must battle with his conscience and figure out if a person with no rights has any responsibilities.

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