Thursday, October 16, 2008

Aravind Adiga's Mangalore Connection

2 years ago, in 2006, it was first time, I had heard of Aravind Adiga. Back then, he had written an article about Mangalore in TIME magazine, on how Mangalore as a city is growing up and had made whole of Mangalore proud. I kept on saying about this article in an international magazine to my friends and had written a post on it then. Aravind Adiga, a native of Mangalore, had done his schooling in St.Aloysius High School, Mangalore, one of the premier educational institutions in Mangalore. This year, when he was nominated for Booker prize, I sincerely hoped he wins it. Well, he has won the Booker prize and made whole of India proud. Congratulations Mr.Aravind Adiga.Aravind Adiga
Aravind Adiga [Picture Courtesy :]
Well, first task for me now is to buy and read his award winning novel, 'The White Tiger' :)



  1. sooper raveesha, u knew him(read him) 2 years back and also u have mentioned his name in u r blog.. I had never heard of him before he nominated to booker...

  2. but unfortunately he has depicted india only as a foreigner capturing only what he see's as a foreigner (poverty, hunger ).... btw he was born and brought up in australia, so doesn't have a clue of indian culture....

  3. @Anonymous,

    I have not read the novel, so cannot comment anything on that now.

    One more thing is that Aravind Adiga was born in Chennai and studied in Mangalore till his 10th Standard. Then he moved to Australia. Then you cant say he does not know Indian culture.



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