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Aravind Adiga

Autor(a) de The White Tiger

8+ Works 11,819 Membros 517 Críticas 5 Favorited

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Obras por Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger (2008) 9,538 exemplares
Between the Assassinations (2009) 958 exemplares
Last Man in Tower (2011) 725 exemplares
Selection Day (2016) 334 exemplares
Amnesty (2020) 261 exemplares
Selection Day (2016) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1974-10-23
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
India
Australia
Local de nascimento
Chennai, India
Locais de residência
Mumbai, India
Madras, India
Mangalore, India
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Educação
Columbia University (Columbia College)
University of Oxford (Magdalen College)
Canara High School
St. Aloysius High School
James Ruse Agricultural High School
Ocupações
journalist
novelist
Agente
David Godwin Associates, Ltd.

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Aravind Adiga was born in India in 1974 and raised partly in Australia. He attended Columbia and Oxford universities. A former correspondent for Time magazine, he has also been published in the Financial Times. He lives in Mumbai, India.

Membros

Críticas

"India adalah negara yang dicetak oleh para manusia setengah matang."

Sesuai dengan blurb, The White Tiger menceritakan tentang pria bernama Balram yang membunuh majikannya sendiri. Balram adalah seorang sopir yang sejak kecilnya putus sekolah hingga bekerja serabutan — menjadi pemukul batu bara, manusia laba-laba, dan pelayan di warung teh. Dia kemudian kursus menjadi sopir untuk kemudian bekerja bersama Ashok. Ashok sendiri sama-sama berasal dari desa kumuh yang sama dengan Balram, tetapi nasib mereka berbeda. Ashok begitu dihormati Balram sampai kemudian dia memutuskan menggorok majikannya sendiri.
Kisah Balram secara sekilas menarik karena menggambarkan kesenjangan sosial dan kondisi carut-marut India. Namun secara tersurat Aravind Adiga menuliskan kritik terhadap Islamofobia yang begitu kuat di India.
Secara blak-blakan, penulis mengatakan empat penyair terbaik di dunia adalah penyair Muslim. Lewat sudut pandang Balram, penulis mengatakan ada tiga penyair Muslim yang dia hormati di dunia, antara lain Rumi, Iqbal, dan Mirza Ghalib. Bahkan, Balram terngiang-ngiang syair salah satu dari mereka:

"Sudah bertahun-tahun kau mencari kuncinya / Padahal pintunya selalu terbuka!"

Aravind Adiga seakan-akan mengatakan secara halus bahwa kesalahan India sulit maju (saat bukunya ditulis) adalah karena mengesampingkan kaum Muslim di tanah mereka. Warga India masih saja bagaikan kaum tersesat yang membutuhkan keajaiban di depan mata untuk bisa bergerak maju, padahal keajaiban itu hadir dalam bentuk umat Muslim di sekitarnya.
Namun sesuai dengan babak akhir buku, tercerminlah bagaimana India akan terus bergerak: berusaha maju dengan konstruksi Islamofobia.
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awwarma | 421 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
A good companion piece to Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
 
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jemisonreads | 421 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
The White Tiger, winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize, is a fantastic debut novel by Indian author Aravind Adiga. It's a seriously disturbing look at the great divide between the rich and the poor in modern India, and it's also darkly funny.

The hero (or anti-hero) of this novel is Balram Halwai, a man whose intelligence is wasted on the low circumstances of his birth. Though destined to be nothing more than a servant, Balram fights his way out of the darkness of rural India and into the light. How does he accomplish this feat? Well, he cuts his master's throat.

Engagingly written as a series of post-murder letters from Balram to the Premier of China, this book delights and horrifies in equal measure. Balram writes to the Chinese Premier so that the visiting dignitary will understand India the way that Balram does. Obviously, the reader is the one who comes away with a new appreciation of the world's second-most populous country.

If you were intrigued by the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire or enjoy darkly comic literary fiction, The White Tiger is the book for you. It is also available as an audiobook with an amazing performance by John Lee as Balram.
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LibrarianDest | 421 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Started reading it last fall, stopped on page 109. Finally picked it back up last week and finished it. I'm so glad to be done with it. The White Tiger was so much better.
 
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DKnight0918 | 26 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
8
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Membros
11,819
Popularidade
#1,987
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
517
ISBN
223
Línguas
20
Marcado como favorito
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