Class Discrimination: An Observation of Indian Society in Arvind Adiga’s The White Tiger

Rashmi Singh

Abstract


The White Tiger which was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2008, is unfolds the bitter facts of class discrimination and caste system in Indian society. The novel is in epistolary form which presents the burning issues like existing caste and caste discrimination, corruption in Indian politics, economic divisions. The novel also provides a detailed understanding of the societal and human values through observation of different type of discrimination based on income, caste and race. The novel is a form of seven-part letter written by the protagonist Balram of the novel to the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.


Keywords


Culture politics, darkness, Superiority, Inferiority complex, class community, rich, middle class and poverty.

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