Corruption In The White Tiger

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Aravind Adiga is the most significant novelist in the Indian Writing in English. The novel The White Tiger provides a perception of India’s struggle told through a narration from the protagonist, Balram Halwai, a village boy to the Chinese Premier His Excellency Wen Jiabao during seven nights. In detailing Balram’s journey first to Delhi, where he works as a chauffeur to a rich landlord, and then to Bangalore, the place which he flees after killing his master and stealing his money, the novel examines issues of religion, caste, loyalty, corruption and poverty in India. The misery and problems of this part of ‘dark India’ are compounded by the corrupt Indian political and bureaucratic set-up. The White Tiger offers a commentary on the drawbacks…show more content…
An ideal village in India remains only in papers. The protagonist has used the phrase “guilty conscience of the government of India” (20) because the government knows the reality but remains stable. The corruption has even entered the field of education. The teacher steals the money of the government scheme of providing roti and dal to each student on the plea that he has not got his salary for a long time. Even the people of the village know but do not complaint the teacher. “You can’t one expect a man in a dung heap to smell…show more content…
It s a social criticism focusing on the poverty and misery in India and its religio-socio-political conflicts, summarized in humour and irony. Balram starts his journey from Laxmangarh to expose the faulty political system, election system in India, corruption that has dragged it backwards. He wishes to make his country free from the Rooster Coop by giving them education because with the promotion of education among the poor, it paves the way for the real Shining India is possible. It is the duty of each and every citizen that they should try their level best not to indulge in corruption

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