Arbind Adiga’s ‘The White Tiger’ : The Voice of the Underclass

Dr Gagan Kumar Pathak
Assistant Professor Department of English P.K.Roy Memorial College Dhanbad, Mobile- 6201580941
Arbind Adiga is an Indian Novelist of 21st century. He wrote an outstanding novel "The White Tiger". It was published in 2008 and won the 40th Man Booker Prize the same year. The novel belongs to the genre of picaresque novel. It presents India's class struggle in a globalized world. We get the socio-economic discrimination in India's economic system, which creates divisions in Indian Society. It limits opportunity, social mobility, health and other rights and pleasures that should be given to all. The White Tiger is a story about how education, formal and otherwise, shapes individuals. The common theme of Indian novels-poverty, corruption, loyalty and issues of Hindu religions and caste find full expression in this novel. The purpose of this research paper is to highlight the voice of the Underclass in the Indian Society- poverty, Hindu religion and prevalent caste system.