Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974. He studied at Columbia and Oxford Universities. A former correspondent in India for Time magazine, his articles have also appeared in publications like the Financial Times, the Independent, and the Sunday Times. He lives in Mumbai. The White Tiger is his first novel.
[A] blazingly savage and brilliant first novel... Not a single
detail in this novel rings false or feels confected. The White
Tiger is an excoriating piece of work, stripping away the veneer of
'India Rising'... That it also manages to be suffused with mordant
wit, modulating to clear-eyed pathos, means Adiga is going places
as a writer. -- Neel Mukherjee * Sunday Telegraph *
Extraordinary and brilliant... Adiga is a real writer - that is to say, someone who forges an original voice and vision... The voice of Halwai - witty, pithy, ultimately psychopathic...[is] remarkable. -- Adam Lively * Sunday Times *