Aravind Adiga

NameAravinda Adiga
Born23 October 1974, Madras, (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India.
GenreShort Stories and Novels
Alma MaterColumbia University
Awards & AccoladesMan Booker Prize In 2008 For The White Tiger
Notable BooksThe White Tiger, Selection Day And Last Man In Tower

Introduction of Aravind Adiga

Arvind Adiga is an Indian author who belongs to Chennai and was born into a wealthy family with a golden spoon. His family relocated to Australia, and he continued his studies there. Then, he moved to New York to make his career in English literature and studied at Columbia University to continue the same. 

His paternal grandfather was the former chairman of Karnataka Bank, and his maternal grandfather was a congressperson and known as a famous medical practitioner.  

Now, he has started reading English literature because he loves to write novels. His articles have appeared in many publications on business, arts, and politics. 

Early Life And Education 

Aravind Adiga belongs to the madras, Chennai and was born on 23 October 1974. His paternal grandfather’s name was K. Suryanarayana Adiga, and he was the former chairman of Karnataka Bank. His maternal grandfather’s name was U. Rama Rao, and he was the Congress politician from madras. 

He emigrated to Sydney with his family and then studied at James Ruse Agricultural High School

Adiga’s early education was completed in Mangalore, and he moved to study English literature at Columbia University, New York. He earned his M.Phil. from Magdalen College Oxford. 

Career As Author And Journey Of Aravind Adiga 

Aravind Adiga worked as a journalist; later, in 2003, he returned to India and became a correspondent for Time magazine. He also writes articles on the topics of business, arts and politics, and that has appeared in many publications. 

His debut novel, “The White Tiger,” was published in 2008 and won the Man Booker Award in 2008. 

His second novel was based on the murder of Indira Gandhi and her son, Rajiv Gandhi. 

When he was the Times correspondent, he interviewed US President Donald Trump. Later, he was appointed through the times, where he was working as a South Asia correspondent, and he wrote the white tiger during this period.   

Another book, “Between the Assassinations,” was released in 2008 in India. This book was also released in the UK and US. 

His third book, “Last Man in Tower,” was released in 2011 in the UK. 

“Selection Day” was the Next novel and was published in 2016.    

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Aravind Adiga Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

  • Awarded Adiga’s debut novels and won the Booker Prize in 2008 for “The White Tiger”. Aravind won the “man booker prize for fiction” in 2008. 
  • He wrote the second novel, which was based on the murder of India Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi. This novel was listed in 2009 for the John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize. 
  • He won the British Book Award Author of the Year in 2009, the commonwealth writers prize and trubidy show listeners choice book of the year in 2009. 
  • Adiga is the fourth Indian author to win the booker prize after Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, V.S Naipaul and Salman Rushdie. 
  • On the other side, the amnesty was published in 2020, which presents the pathetic condition of immigrants short-listed for the mile’s franklin award in 2021. 

Famous Books (Novels & Short Stories) 


  • In 2008-The White Tiger
  • In 2009-Between The Assassinations
  • In 2011-Last Man in Tower
  • In 2016- Selection Day
  • In 2020- Amnesty 

Short Stories: 

  • The Guardian -18 October 2008- The Sultan’s Battery.
  • The Sunday Times-16 November 2008- Smack.
  • The Times-19 December 2008- Last Christmas in Bandra. 
  • The New Yorker-26 January 2009-The Elephant. 

Aishwarya Gurg

I am an avid reader, content creator and writer and a mother. I am an MBA by profession with 5 years of corporate experience. I have travelled extensively across the nation and abroad, which has given me a wider perspective about life. I believe in equal opportunities and inclusivity. I have lived by the mantra of less judging and more uplifting each other for a better tomorrow.

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