Aravind Adiga


Born
in Madras, India
October 23, 1974

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Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now called Chennai), and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Times of India. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2008. Its release was followed by a collection of short stories in the book titled Between the Assassinations. His second novel, Last Man in the Tower, was published in 2011. His newest novel, Selection Day, was published in 2016. ...more

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The White Tiger

3.74 avg rating — 157,029 ratings — published 2008 — 123 editions
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Last Man in Tower

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Between the Assassinations

3.36 avg rating — 5,494 ratings — published 2008 — 44 editions
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Selection Day

3.22 avg rating — 2,579 ratings — published 2016 — 28 editions
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Amnesty

3.35 avg rating — 1,406 ratings — published 2020 — 17 editions
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The Sultan's Battery

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The Elephant

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Last Christmas in Bandra

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“See, the poor dream all their lives of getting enough to eat and looking like the rich. And what do the rich dream of?? Losing weight and looking like the poor.”
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“I was looking for the key for years
But the door was always open”
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“The moment you recognize what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave”
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