Aravind Adiga is an Indo-Australian writer, best known for his debut novel The White Tiger. This work was penned whilst Adiga was working as a freelance journalist, having previously interned at the Financial Times and established himself as South Asia correspondent for TIME. The White Tiger merged a coming-of-age story in modern India with a piercing critique of the appalling inequality rife on the sub-continent. Critically lauded, it scooped the Booker Prize in 2008 – only the third debut to do so - and a Netflix film adaptation is currently in production. Adiga has subsequently written four novels, the most recent of which is Amnesty, published in February 2020.
Mordantly funny, Adiga’s narrative of a poor village boy’s rise to notoriety in the bustle and violence of Delhi is a savage satire of greed, corruption and untrammeled ambition.
Set over the course of a single day, the former Booker Prize-winner’s compelling novel poses complex moral questions about rights, responsibilities and the heartbreaking difficulty of doing the right thing. Relayed with Adiga’s customary piercing intelligence and ethical enquiry, Amnesty is very much a novel for our times.
Books by Aravind Adiga
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