Postcolonial Literature Exposed In Adiga's The White Tiger

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Introduction Postcolonial writings have invoked the notion of social Justice, resistance. Freedom and egalitarianism in its attempt to counter dictatorial structures of racial discrimination, prejudice and ill treatment. Subaltern studies ‘occupied a prominent place in post colonial writings. The land owners, the industrialists and the upper classes have always dominated and oppressed the poor, servants and other unprivileged class. Their voices have been silenced and are subjected to exploitation and humiliation. Adiga’s The White tiger records the story of an oppressed, Balaram Halwai and his big fabricated events that structure the novel. The novel throws light on the darkenss of India articulating voice to the voiceless and induces hopes …show more content…

The land owners, the industrialists and the upper classes have always dominated and oppressed the poor, servants and other unprivileged class. Their voices have been silenced and are subjected to exploitation and humiliation. Adiga’s The White tiger (2008) records the story of an oppressed, Balaram Halwai and his big fabricated events that structure the novel. The novel throws light on the darkenss of India articulating voice to the voiceless and induces hopes in the life of hopeless. Balram Halwai, the protagonist, a strong voice of the underdogs resitas to get a respectable place in life and shakes the very foundation of the system. His struggle for identity and aspiration to be from periphery to centre is warning of underclass to the “Men with big bellies”. His transformation from Munna to Ashok Sharma indicates the rise of subaltern and suggests that the voice of subaltern can not be suppressed for long. Balram reveals the secret of success and awakens hopes and awarenss in the life of half baked that subaltern can illuminate his life. Balram’s protest, resitance ad act of breaking system is a blowng a trumpet for the rise of underdogs and subversion of social structure of India. The White Tiger is one of the Magnus opus literary efforts to bring into notice the issues of subaltern and their miserable condition before the world audience. Adiga’s novel exposes the difficulties that accrue the task of recuperating the consciousness and the voice of the oppressed and their subjugated histories in India. Taking this text in ambit of discussion of subaltern discourse, I think that subaltern resistance and voices in the novel is different from the canonised definition of these in postcolonial literature that is more complex for the understanding of subaltern engagement. So, what is the type of undertaken action of subaltern character in the novel? How are the social hierarchies characterized and

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