Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974. He has lived in India, Australia, America and the UK, and he currently lives in Mumbai. The White Tiger is his first novel.
"'In the grand illusions of a 'rising' India, Aravind Adiga has found a subject Gogol might have envied. With remorselessly and delightfully mordant wit The White Tiger anatomizes the fantastic cravings of the rich; it evokes, too, with starting accuracy and tenderness, the no less desperate struggles of the deprived.' Pankaj Mishra"