Postmodernism In The White Tiger

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This paper try to understand whether Western Postmodernism one can find in writing of Indian writer after Post Rushdie in general and Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger in particular

Postmodernism is a vital tool in aspects of drastic change in twentieth-century theories. It’s a reaction of Modernism and Modernism is seen as breaking away from the Victorian Tradition. Postmodernism is scenarios after world war ll postmodernism According to Philip Rice and Patricia Waugh, “The historian Arnold Toynbee first used the term in 1947 to describe the current, fourth and final phase of western history, dominated by anxiety and irrationalism.” (Rice, 67)
Rice, Philip, and Waugh, Patricia. Modern Literary Theory – A Reader, Edward Arnold, Second Edition,
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His novels deconstruct the opposition between history and fiction. It justifies that history is not a logical representation of the past and there is no connection between the events. In his novels, the distinction between history and fiction merge together. There is no perfect history every historical fact is filtered thrice. Balram states in The White Tiger:
If you ask me to explain how one event connects to another, or how one motive strengthens or weakens the next, or how I went from thinking this about my master to thinking that- I will tell you that I myself don’t understand these things. I cannot be certain that the story, as I will tell it, is the right story to tell (113).

Adiga, Arvind, The White Tiger. Harper Collins: New Delhi, 2008.
Butler, Christopher. Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Uni. Press, 2002. Print.

Rice, Philip, and Waugh, Patricia. Modern Literary Theory – A Reader, Edward Arnold, Second Edition, USA,1992.Print.
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