Adiga's novel "The White Tiger" features a protagonist who will use any means necessary to fulfill his dream of escaping impoverished village life for success in the big city.
Name: Aravind Adiga
Date of birth: 1974
Place of birth: Chennai, India
Education: India, Australia, USA (Columbia Univ. NYC), UK (Oxford Univ.)
He completed his schooling in India and Australia. He graduated from Columbia University in New York with a B.A. in English literature - among his teachers was Simon Schama. After his B.A., he went on a scholarship from Columbia to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he received his M.Phil. in English literature (among his tutors at Oxford was Hermione Lee). He entered journalism in 2000 through an internship at the Washington, DC bureau of the Financial Times.
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