36 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Aravind Adiga That Will Help You Find The White Tiger In You
We all have noticed at least once in our lives that the gap between the rich and the poor is constantly increasing and we do not see even a bleak chance that this gap will ever lessen.
Aravind Adiga who has gifted the world with ‘The White Tiger’ has talked about this stark difference between the growing economy of India and the poor in a very articulate manner. This was the first novel from his literary treasure and it has earned him the Man Booker Prize award in 2008.
Within a year, his second book ‘Between the Assassinations’ was published and when asked about why and how he published two novels back-to-back, he answered that these two books are actually interlinked, and even the stories have developed from one another.
Between the Assassinations, talks about the political unrest which was prevalent in India in between 1984-91, the years when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated, followed by the assassination of her son and successor Rahul Gandhi.
Adiga has vivid memories of those times and recounting the day when Indira Gandhi was killed, he says that all schools were shut.
That was the first time his father had gone to his school to pick him, in order to make sure that he reaches home safely. He was around 10 years old at that time and this imprint of the day and the events which followed, led him to write this book. This also shaped his views which are reflected in his quotes. Read on to enrich your thinking.