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Aravind Adiga

Autor(a) de The White Tiger

8+ Works 11,876 Membros 519 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

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Obras de Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger (2008) 9,575 cópias
Between the Assassinations (2009) 964 cópias
Last Man in Tower (2011) 730 cópias
Selection Day (2016) 340 cópias
Amnesty (2020) 264 cópias
Selection Day (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Siste mannen i tornet 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias

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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
Ocupação
journalist
novelist
Agente
David Godwin Associates, Ltd.
Pequena biografia
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

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A group of stories all set in Kittur, an Indian town in the state of Karnataka. Many of the protagonists find themselves at the bottom of the social ladder, but not all. What binds them together is the factors from which they cannot escape: their caste, their social contacts or lack of them. This book will have you understand how poverty corruption and fear smell and taste. It will have you understand how the role into which you are born is that which will define you throughout your life, however much you strive against it. An illuminating and involving book, and ultimately a depressing one, which I was glad to finish.… (mais)
 
Marcado
Margaret09 | outras 27 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
(8.5) This book is formatted in the style of a letter the Chinese Premier,Jiabao, who is shortly to visit India. The author of this letter Balram Halwai, considers himself a successful entreprneur having managed to raise himself out of the circumstances he was born into in a small rural village. He and his family were considered servants and Halwai through close observation of humanity gradually elevates himself by fear means and foul.
Wwith this method of presentation, the recipient of this letter and the reader are exposed to the underbelly of Indian life. It is related in a satirical manner, providing both humour and pathos.
It is his debut novel and won the Man Booker in 2008.
… (mais)
 
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HelenBaker | outras 422 resenhas | Mar 25, 2024 |
"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.
… (mais)
 
Marcado
awwarma | outras 422 resenhas | Jan 24, 2024 |
A good companion piece to Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
 
Marcado
jemisonreads | outras 422 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
8
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Membros
11,876
Popularidade
#1,979
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
519
ISBNs
223
Idiomas
20
Favorito
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