At a glance:
- Author: Aravind Adiga
- First Published: 2008
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The early twenty-first century
- Setting: Delhi and Bangalore, India
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Class conflict, India or East Indian people
- Locales: Asia
In October, 2008, Aravind Adiga became the second youngest writer to win the prestigious Man Booker Award. He beat out fellow Indian writer Amitav Ghosh for A Sea of Poppies as well as the Irish writer Sebastian Barry for The Secret Sculpture, among others. Winning thrust Adiga, a former Time correspondent and freelance journalist, into the limelight for his acerbic and satiric look at contemporary India, especially the great divide between castes and classes that the drive toward globalization and wealth in the South Asian country has exacerbated....
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